New from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ):
As greater numbers of primary care organizations implement integrated behavioral health services, there is a growing need to measure the extent to which integrated behavioral health care is being provided. The 2013 Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Quality Measures helps primary care organizations and researchers identify and assess quality measures for integrating behavioral health care. It was developed by AHRQ’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care and features nine core measures that describe specific characteristics, actions, and selected outcomes of integrated care. All measures were chosen based on criteria established by a panel of experts. New measures will be added as they become available.
This resource can be found in the Tests and Measurement Instruments for the Health Sciences research guide, under the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse link.