Mental health outcome evaluation.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Academic, 1998. ISBN: 0126565759Subject(s): Mental health services -- EvaluationDDC classification: 362.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
1. Why Evaluate Mental Health Service Outcomes? -- 2. A Different Perspective: Practical Outcome Evaluation -- 3. So, How Do We Tell If Something Works? -- 4. What Should Be Measured? Issues -- 5. What Should Be Measured? Instruments -- 6. Potential Booby Traps and Landmines -- 7. Practical Implementation Issues and Suggestions -- 8. In Conclusion, Shouldn't Everybody Evaluate Outcomes? (and Other Loose Ends).
David Speer's valuable treatise offers mental health care professionals an alternative to the highly technical and statistical methods developed in the laboratory. Mental Health Outcome Evaluation bridges the gap between traditional research and evaluation methods and describes the service effectiveness of community health centers, clinics, and private practices. Speer keeps the goal of outcome evaluation of mental health service for adults in focus as he presents the general principles that lead to valid inferences, the basic concepts, and the methods for evaluating outcomes in primary mental health care delivery settings. Mental Health Outcome Evaluation presents the best argument available for descriptive outcome studies.