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Domains : Continuity

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Overall Rank Primary Domain Additional Domain(s) Measure Title
5 Continuity Best in Domain Development of a discharge plan addressing monitoring and follow-up actions for adults with low prevalence psychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) who have received specialist mental care and have been transferred back to primary health care. Display Detailed
7 Continuity For individuals being treated with antidepressants, establish and maintain follow-up contact (e.g. office visits, phone calls, or other) at intervals tailored to their mental health status. Display Detailed
14 Patients with Mood Disorders Continuity, Patient-Centeredness Frequency of contact for people with major depression should be weekly for severe depressive symptoms; every 2-4 weeks if mild or moderate symptoms are present. Display Detailed
15 Children Continuity, Family Involvement Best in Domain One or more visits with adult caregiver of child (13 years old or younger) within 3 months of the child being treated for a psychiatric or substance-related disorder. Display Detailed
24 Continuity Comprehensiveness, Efficiency Practice participates in a network (including memorandum of understanding) with other services to provide integrated care to clients. Display Detailed
29 Continuity For mental health or substance abuse hospital discharges: average number of days between hospital discharge and follow-up with a primary health care provider. Display Detailed
30 Patients with Psychosis Continuity, Prevention Relapse monitoring plan for people in a stable phase of schizophrenia. Display Detailed
33 Shared Care Continuity, Emergency Services Liaison protocols/memorandum of understanding exist to coordinate emergency service provision between primary mental health care services, specialized mental health services, crisis lines, hospital emergency departments, and the police. Display Detailed
36 Emergency Services Accessibility, Continuity Systematic assessment of gaps in service delivery for patients requiring mental health care out of standard office hours. Display Detailed
52 Patients with Mood Disorders Continuity Use of evidence-based relapse prevention interventions (e.g., depression prevention specialist follow-up phone calls) for patients who have recovered from major depression. Display Detailed
56 Psychotherapy Patients with Mood Disorders, Continuity Where patients have responded to a course of individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), consideration should be given to follow-up sessions, which typically consist of 2 to 4 sessions over 12 months. Display Detailed
62 Competence Continuity, Accessibility The provision of telephone support by appropriately trained members of the primary health care team - informed by clear treatment protocols - should be considered for all patients, in particular for the monitoring of anti depressant medication regimes. Display Detailed
69 Outreach Services Continuity, Accessibility Referrals to community supports are accepted from multiple sources including professionals, nonprofit and other service agencies, homeless shelters, employment services and self-referrals. Pro-active outreach/referral finding is part of this process. Display Detailed
72 Patient-Centeredness Quality and Safety, Continuity Percentage of all patients with a comprehensive and current treatment plan on the health record with major review occurring no less frequently than at 6 month intervals. Display Detailed
73 Psychotherapy Continuity, Patient-Centeredness Consider early referral for psychotherapy if psychological and psychosocial issues are prominent and/or patient requests it. Referral for psychotherapy may have maximum benefit as symptom severity diminishes. Display Detailed
82 Outreach Services Patients with Acute Conditions, Continuity The primary mental health care team works jointly with local agencies to ensure home-based crisis services are available on a 24/7 basis (e.g. through PMHC staff providing some portion of clinical coverage for the service) Display Detailed
83 Outreach Services Patients with Acute Conditions, Continuity Crisis resolution and home treatment teams should be used as a means to manage crises for service users to augment the services provided by early intervention services and assertive outreach teams to individuals with severe mental illnesses, as well as a means of delivering high-quality acute care. Display Detailed
86 Patients with Psychosis Shared Care, Continuity The decision to refer a service user from primary health care to specialized mental health services should take into account the views of the service user and consider: treatment adherence problems, a poor response to treatment, co-morbid substance misuse, increased level of risk to self or others, a person with schizophrenia first joining a general practitioner practice list, rehabilitation assessment is required. Display Detailed
89 Patients with Acute Conditions Comprehensiveness, Continuity Acute day hospitals should be considered as a clinical and cost-effective option for the provision of acute care, both as an alternative to acute admission to inpatient care and to facilitate early discharge from inpatient care. Display Detailed
90 Continuity Health Behaviors Mental health appointment no show rate. Display Detailed
91 Equity Continuity, Acceptability Mental health follow-up rates (e.g., repeat visit after initial visit) across racial/ethnic groups. Display Detailed
99 Health Conditions Continuity Use of a brief scale (i.e., the Threshold Assessment Grid (TAG)) to determine immediacy and intensity of specialized mental health services needed by a patient in primary health care based on their current mental status. Display Detailed
110 Continuity Accessibility, Financial Management Existence of a fee-item within the fee-for-service schedule that reimburses physicians for case consultation/case management activities. Display Detailed
115 Patients with Comorbid Conditions Service Outputs, Continuity Percentage of people discharged from hospital with a dual diagnosis (psychiatric and substance abuse) who receive 4 or more mental health visits and 4 or more substance misuse visits in a 12-month period post-discharge. Display Detailed
119 Accessibility Acceptability, Continuity Use of a standardized but brief scale (i.e., the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) access subscale) to measure access to primary health care. Display Detailed
120 Shared Care Continuity Percent of total primary health care physician and secondary mental health care physician Full Time Equivalents in a region involved in collaborative care. Display Detailed
127 Accessibility Continuity, Patients with Chronic Conditions Percentage of patients who have received reminders a few days before their next appointment. Display Detailed
131 Community Health Care Centre Shared Care, Continuity Perception of other community organizations regarding presence and effectiveness of collaboration with CHC. Display Detailed
135 Rehabilitation Continuity, Human Function Percentage of individuals receiving a comprehensive assessment of occupational status/vocational potential and aspirations at least annually. Display Detailed
137 Shared Care Continuity, Quality and Safety Use of the Primary Health Care Team questionnaire, to evaluate the effectiveness of teamwork amongst providers in collaborative primary health care. Display Detailed
146 Continuity Accessibility, Information Management Percent of services used by patients captured on a common Electronic Health Record. Display Detailed
158 Continuity Use of common administrative data based measures of concentration of care with different providers (e.g., Known provider continuity (K index), Modified Continuity Index (MMCI)). Display Detailed
  Best in Domain Most highly rated measure for the identified primary domain.
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