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
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.