Pushing the quality envelope: a new outcomes management system.

  title={Pushing the quality envelope: a new outcomes management system.},
  author={George S Jeb Brown and Gary M. Burlingame and Michael J. Lambert and Emily B Jones and J. P. Vaccaro},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={52 7},
This article is based on the authors' experience in designing and implementing outcomes management systems for large managed care organizations. Topics addressed include design of instruments, use of cost-effective technology, development of computerized decision-support tools, and methods for case-mix adjustment. The case-mix-adjustment models are based on a data repository of several thousand treatment cases with multiple measurement points across the course of treatment. Data from controlled… CONTINUE READING

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