Accession Number : ADA619131


Title :   Measuring the Quality of Care for Psychological Health Conditions in the Military Health System: Candidate Quality Measures for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Hepner, Kimberly A ; Roth, Carol P ; Farris, Coreen ; Sloss, Elizabeth M ; Martsolf, Grant R ; Pincus, Harold A ; Watkins, Katherine E ; Epley, Caroline ; Mandel, Daniel ; Hosek, Susan D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619131.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 241


Abstract : In recent years, the number of U.S. service members treated for psychological health (PH) conditions has increased substantially. In particular, at least two PH conditions, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), have prevalence estimates ranging from 4 to 20 percent for PTSD and 5 to 37 percent for MDD (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2013, p. 21; Ramchand, Schell, et al., 2010; Schell and Marshall, 2008). Delivering quality care to service members with these conditions is a high-priority goal for the military health system (MHS). Meeting this goal requires understanding the extent to which the care the MHS provides is consistent with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and its own standards for quality. However, there is currently no MHS-wide system in place to evaluate quality of care for PH conditions, to assess whether the care is improving patient outcomes, or to identify potential areas for improvement.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL HEALTH , *MILITARY MEDICINE , ACCOUNTABILITY , CONSISTENCY , DEPRESSION , MEASUREMENT , METRICS , POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , QUALITY


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE