Accountability for mental health care has become a standard of clinical practice.
With the expansion of managed care as a corporate response to health-reform, attention to outcomes will intensify.
Assessment of clinical treatment has typically focused on symptom reduction at an individual level, whereas assessment of service effectiveness has more often targeted service-level change.
A dynamic and interactional model of outcomes is presented that broadens the range of intended consequences of care.
Symptoms, functioning, consumer perspectives, environmental contexts, and systems.
The model reflects the changeable interaction between children's evolving capacities and their primary environments (home, school, and community).
As health care practices shift, attention to improved care is likely to depend increasingly on scientifically credible evidence of its impact.
Greater integration between research and standard practice will be needed.
Such a partnership can be strengthened by a more comprehensive view of the impact of care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Efficacité traitement, Trouble psychiatrique, Service santé, Modèle, Santé mentale, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Soin coordonné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment efficiency, Mental disorder, Health service, Models, Mental health, Child, Human, Adolescent
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0387046
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.