This column presents findings of an analysis conducted to quantify the potential net savings to state budgets from interventions to improve adherence to antipsychotic drugs among patients with schizophrenia.
Feb 2, 2015
RAND's evaluation of the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants program found that programs improved access to integrated primary and behavioral health care for people with serious mental illness but had mixed success improving health.
May 28, 2014
Evaluation of the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grant Program: Final Report (Task 13)
Describes the results of RAND's evaluation of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI), one of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's service grant programs.
Apr 21, 2014
Disparities in Quality of Care Among Publicly Insured Adults with Schizophrenia in Four Large U. S. States, 2002-2008
Examines racial/ethnic disparities in quality of schizophrenia care and assess the size of observed disparities across states and over time.
Jan 1, 2014
Mental Health Retrosight: Understanding the returns from research (lessons from schizophrenia): Policy Report
Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Policy report.
Oct 28, 2013
Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Perspectives.
Oct 28, 2013
Mental Health Retrosight: Identifying the attributes of successfully translated research (lessons from schizophrenia)
Identifying the attributes of successfully translated research (lessons from schizophrenia); headline findings and policy provocations from the Mental Health Retrosight project.
Oct 28, 2013
The authors examined physician adoption of second-generation antipsychotic medications and identified physician-level factors associated with early adoption.
Apr 1, 2013
Physician antipsychotic prescribing behavior may be influenced by comparative effectiveness evidence, regulatory warnings, and formulary and other restrictions on these drugs.
Jan 1, 2013
Aims to identify the long term payback from mental health research; identify factors that are associated with the successful translation of research; and make insights that will inform future funding policy.
Jun 28, 2012
The Effect of Race-Ethnicity and Geography on Adoption of Innovations in the Treatment of Schizophrenia
This study evaluated the effect of race-ethnicity and geography on the adoption of a pharmacological innovation (long-acting injectable risperidone [LAIR]) among Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia as well as the contribution of geographic location to observed racial-ethnic disparities.
Jan 1, 2012
The Effect of Race-Ethnicity and Geography on the Comparative Effectiveness of Clozapine Among Medicaid Beneficiaries
Clozapine proved to be superior to other antipsychotics for treating Black and Latino Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia. Efforts should be made to increase clozapine use, particularly among minority groups.
Jan 1, 2012
Racial and Ethnic Service Use Disparities Among Homeless Adults with Severe Mental Illnesses Receiving ACT
Case management of community interventions is intended to narrow racial and ethnic disparities, but this study of homeless individuals with severe mental illness found that it reduced disparities for blacks, but not for Latinos.
Jun 1, 2011
This paper presents the methodology used to develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators in a national evaluation of the mental healthcare delivered by the Veterans Health Administration.
Jan 15, 2011
Care for Veterans with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Good Performance, but Room to Improve on Many Measures
The 15 % of veterans with mental health illness accounted for about one-third of total VA costs, mostly for non-mental health conditions. VA quality of care was generally better than care in private plans, but quality varied across VA regions.
Jan 1, 2011
Transforming Mental Healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration: A Model for Measuring Performance to Improve Access, Quality, and Outcomes
This paper describes the conceptual framework and research design of a national evaluation of the quality of mental healthcare provided to veterans by the Veterans Health Administration, and present results on the reported availability of evidence-based practices.
Jan 1, 2010
Presents the technical specifications for the performance indicators developed during a study to evaluate the Veterans Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mental health services.
Nov 19, 2009
This fact sheet outlines steps for improving the level of integration between the mental health care sector and the general health care sector for treating the health care needs of adults with severe mental disorders.
Jul 12, 2006
The authors discuss obstacles to clinical integration and propose strategies to address them.
Jan 1, 2006