Quality Measures

Necessary but Not Sufficient

Published in: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 63, No. 6, June 2012, Taking Issue, pp. 523-524

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2012

by Harold Alan Pincus

In this issue, a group of Canadian investigators describes a laudable effort to develop a set of measures for evaluating the quality of care for individuals with schizophrenia. Following the dictum "You can't improve what you don't measure," the translation of empirical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical guidelines into measurable performance indicators is a key first step in improving the quality of care.

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