Leading Horses to Water: Lessons from a Decade of Helping Psychological Therapy Services Use Routine Outcome Measurement to Improve Practice
2016 (English)In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, ISSN 0894-587X, E-ISSN 1573-3289, Vol. 43, no 3, 279-285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
We summarise the recent reflections of five thought leaders in the field of routine outcome measurement (ROM) for psychological therapy, and then add our own experience of introducing a national ROM system in the UK. We highlight, in particular, the post-implementation challenge of securing data of sufficient reliability to help inform service quality improvements. We ground our conclusions and recommendations in the rapidly evolving discipline of implementation science, and offer a best practice model for applying research recommendations in practice settings. In this context we portray ROM implementation as significant organizational change that benefits from rigorous process and clearly defined, well-communicated targets.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER , 2016. Vol. 43, no 3, 279-285 p.
Psychological therapies; Routine outcome measurement (ROM); Feedback systems; Implementation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128725DOI: 10.1007/s10488-014-0587-8ISI: 000374334300003PubMedID: 25179755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128725DiVA: diva2:932351