The resident assessment instrument-mental health (RAI-MH): Inter-rater reliability and convergent validity
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An important challenge facing behavioral health services is the lack of good quality, clinically relevant data at the individual level. The article describes a multinational research effort to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental health assessment system for use with adults in facilities providing acute, long-stay, forensic, and geriatric services. The Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH) comprehensively assesses psychiatric, social, environmental, and medical issues at intake, emphasizing patient functioning. Data from the RAI-MH are intended to support care planning, quality improvement, outcome measurement, and case mix-based payment systems. The article provides the first set of evidence on the reliability and validity of the RAI-MH.
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- 1. Homewood Research Institute, USA
- 2. Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
- 3. Psychiatric Consultation Service, Fletcher Allan Health Care, USA
- 4. Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University, USA
- 5. Homewood Health Centre, USA
- 6. Ministry of Health, USA
- 7. HRCA Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, USA
- 8. Department of Health Policy and Management, Keio University School of Medicine, USA
- 10. Health Services Research Program, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University System Health Center, USA
- 9. Health Policy and Management, USA
- 11. Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, USA
- 12. Health Systems Research, Ann Arbor VA GRECC, USA