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ERIC Number: EJ859789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Criteria for the Evaluation of Quality Improvement Programs and the Use of Quality Improvement Data
American Psychologist, v64 n6 p551-557 Sep 2009
This document provides a set of criteria to be used by psychologists in evaluating quality improvement programs (QIPs) that have been promulgated by health care organizations, government agencies, professional associations, or other entities. These criteria also address the privacy and confidentiality issues evoked by the intended use of patient data gathered by such QIPs. Although developed for psychologists, these criteria may be useful across health service areas and professions. Psychologists support continuous quality improvement and professional development to ensure that their patients receive the best possible care. Careful evaluation of quality improvement strategies helps ensure improved quality of care while avoiding unintended negative consequences to the patient and/or the therapeutic relationship. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A