It is time for behavioral professionals to get on board with measurement-based care?

It is time for behavioral professionals to get on board with measurement-based care?

From the American Psychiatric Assoc.’s monthly newsletter Integrated Care News Notes, a link to a video produced by the University of Washington Medical School, A Tipping Point for Measurement-Based Care in Mental Health. This short (less than one minute) video summarizes an article posted by Psychiatric News online, Review Finds Measurement-Based Care Improves Outcomes, posted on 9-2-17.  To cut to the chase, from the Integrated Care News Notes:

Despite their proven benefits and patient-centered approach, only 17.9% of psychiatrists and 11.1% of psychologists in the United States routinely administer symptom rating scales to their patients. The video highlights that it’s time for mental health to join the rest of medicine, and time for patients to be able to assess their own well-being.

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