Posted on 23 January 2018
Research identifying primary care quality indicators for people with serious mental illness makes the top 10 list in the British Journal of General Practice for 2017. The study provided a systematic review of potential quality indicators which could be captured using routine data and which could be used to monitor or incentivise better-quality primary care for patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychoses. The authors identified 59 indicators of which 52 could be assessed using routine data. They conclude that the evidence base underpinning these indicators is relatively weak and before the indicators can be used to monitor or incentivise primary care quality, more robust links need to be established with improved patient outcomes.
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