Research on Mental Health Quality Assurance
A program of mental health quality assurance is designed to (1) evaluate the quality of mental health services delivered to the public and (2) provide corrective or educational feedback to remedy detected deficiencies in service quality. The first objective involves quality assessment and therefore shares with traditional psychotherapy research and program evaluation the complex conceptual and methodological issues inherent in the measurement of clinical effectiveness. The second objective, remediation, involves strategies for behavior change, on the part of either individual clinicians or a delivery system as a whole.
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