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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

OP78. Outcome Measures Recommended for Use in Adult Psychiatry

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Published: Jun 2011

Status: current

Number of pages: 26

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The government has made clear the importance of measuring the quality of healthcare and its intention to create an NHS which is more responsive to patients.


This report provides guidance on the use of outcome measures in mental health based on what is of clinical value to patients and clinicians and what is feasible in practice. It recommends the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in mental health as a way of improving the quality of care provided.  The report gives advice on which outcome measures to use in adult psychiatry.


Post-publication correction: page 21 of this document (the Recovery Star) has been updated since the original publication of this document in June 2011.



  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Quality and outcomes overview
  • Principles underpinning the use of outcome measures
  • Outcomes in mental health


  • Appendix 1: Productivity
  • Appendix 2: Condition-specific scales
  • Appendix 3: Recommendations of the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry in relation to effectiveness measures


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