Framework for Routine Outcome Measures in Perinatal Psychiatry CR216, November 2018

Measuring outcomes is crucial to being able to understand the effectiveness of care given to patients across all aspects of healthcare. This report sets out guidance on the use of routine clinical outcome measurement in perinatal services. By doing this, the Report aims to enhance uniformity of outcome data collection across services at a local and national level, with the benefits that brings to commissioners, providers and clinicians alike. The measures selected have been chosen as they allow for the assessment of changes in both maternal mental health and in the quality of interaction between the mother and infant.


  • Authors and contributors
  • Introduction
  • Recommended perinatal outcome measures: summary
  • Generic measures
  • Mother–infant measures
  • Infant measure
  • Perinatal-specific patient experience outcome measures
  • References
  • Appendix
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