As healthcare reform changes the landscape of AOD services, the definitions of performance and the benchmarks to measure performance will change. As health care reform takes shape, the process of defining accurate and appropriate performance measures will likely need to consider the future environment of the AOD treatment field where services will no longer function as silos separated from other parts not only of the AOD system but also of the overall health care system.
National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) reviews, endorses, and recommends use of standardized healthcare performance measures. Please visit their website at: http://www.qualityforum.org/Home.aspx
Articles and Reports
- Garnick, D. W., M. T. Lee, et al. (2009). "Adapting Washington Circle performance measures for public sector substance abuse treatment systems." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 36(3): 265-277.
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- Alex H.S. Harris, Thomas Bowe, John W. Finney, Keith Humphreys. Population Health Management. August 2009, 12(4): 191-196. doi:10.1089/pop.2008.0028.
- McGovern, M. P., Urada, D., Lambert-Harris, C., Sullivan, S. T., and Mazade, N. A. Development and initial feasibility of an organizational measure of behavioral health integration in medical care settings. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(4). Dec 2012. PDF available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740547212001481