Estimating variability in outcomes attributable to therapists: a naturalistic study of outcomes in managed care.

  title={Estimating variability in outcomes attributable to therapists: a naturalistic study of outcomes in managed care.},
  author={Bruce E. Wampold and George S Jeb Brown},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={73 5},
To estimate the variability in outcomes attributable to therapists in clinical practice, the authors analyzed the outcomes of 6,146 patients seen by approximately 581 therapists in the context of managed care. For this analysis, the authors used multilevel statistical procedures, in which therapists were treated as a random factor. When the initial level of severity was taken into account, about 5% of the variation in outcomes was due to therapists. Patient age, gender, and diagnosis as well as… CONTINUE READING
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