Deriving Implementation Strategies for Outcome Monitoring Feedback from Theory, Research and Practice
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- de Jong, K. Adm Policy Ment Health (2016) 43: 292. doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0589-6
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Outcome monitoring feedback is a promising intervention to enhance outcomes of clinical practice. However, effective implementation can be tough and research suggests that feedback is not equally effective under all circumstances. In this article, feedback theory, research and experience from clinical practice is used to provide implementation strategies. Factors that moderate the effectiveness of outcome monitoring feedback, including feedback, recipient and organization characteristics are discussed. It is important to pay attention to implementation processes, such as providing sufficient training for clinicians, in order for feedback to be capable of enhancing outcomes.