faculty and staff conduct research on methods of quality assessment, determinants
of quality of care, and strategies for quality improvement. Listed below are publications
authored or co-authored by center faculty or staff.
Assessment and Improvement
- Goren JL,
Parks JJ, Ghinassi FA, Milton CG, Oldham JM, Hernandez P, Chan
J, Hermann RC: When is Antipsychotic Polypharmacy Supported by
Research Evidence? Implications for Quality Improvement. The Joint
Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2008; 34(10):
- Hermann RC, Chan JA, Provost SE, Chiu WT. Statistical
benchmarks for process measures of quality of care for mental
and substance use disorders. Psychiatric Services. 2006 Oct;57(10):1461-7.
- Hermann RC, Mattke S, Somekh D, Silfverhielm
H, Goldner E, Glover G, P. J, Mainz J and Chan JA. Quality indicators
for international benchmarking of mental health care. International
Journal for Quality in Health Care. September 2006;18(Suppl 1):31-38.
- Hermann RC, Chan JA, Zazzali JL, Lerner D. Aligning
Measurement-based Quality Improvement with Implementation of Evidence-based
Practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental
Health Services Research. 2006 Nov;33(6):636-645. Abstract
- Hermann RC. Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide
to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement. Washington DC: American
Psychiatric Press, Inc.; 2005. More
- Hermann RC, Palmer RH, Leff HS, Shwartz M, Provost
SE, Chan J, Chiu WT, Lagodmos G. Achieving Consensus Across Diverse
Stakeholders on Quality Measures for Mental Healthcare. Medical
Care. 2004;42(12):1246-1253. Abstract
- Hermann RC, Mattke S, Members of the Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mental Health
Care Panel. Selecting Indicators for the Quality of Mental Health
Care at the Health Systems Level in OECD Countries. 2004. Full
- Brown GS, Hermann RC, Jones E, Wu J. Using self-report
to improve substance abuse risk assessment in behavioral health
care. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 2004;30(8):448-454.
RC, Rollins CK. Quality Measurement in Health Care: A Need for
Leadership amid a New Federalism. Harvard Review of Psychiatry
2003; 11(4): 215-219. Full
RC, Provost S. Interpreting Measurement Data for Quality Improvement:
Means, Norms, Benchmarks, and Standards. Psychiatric Services
2003; 54(5): 655-57. Full
RC, Chan J, Chiu WT, Provost SE. Interpreting findings from quality
measurement initiatives in mental health and substance abuse:
use of prior results and statistical benchmarks. Report for the
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health.
RC, Palmer RH. Common Ground: A framework for selecting core quality
measures for mental health and substance abuse care. Psychiatric
Services 2002; 53(3). Abstract
RC, Finnerty M, Provost S, Palmer RH, Chan J, Lagodmos G, Teller
T, Myrhol BJ. Process Measures for the Assessment and Improvement
of Quality of Care for Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2002;
28(1): 95-104. Abstract
RC: Linking outcome measurement with process measurement for quality
improvement. IsHak, Burt, and Sederer, eds. Outcome Measurement
in Psychiatry: A Critical Review. Washington DC, American
Psychiatric Press, 2002. Full
- Shaul JA,
Eisen SV, Stringfellow V, Clarridge BR, Hermann RC, Nelson D,
Kubrin AC, Matlack R, Laird S, Leff HS, Cleary PD: Use of Consumer
Ratings for Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health Insurance
Plans. Journal on Quality Improvement. 2001 April; 27(4): 216-29.
RC, Leff HS, Palmer RH, Jakubiak C, Yang D, Teller T, Provost
S, Chan J. Quality measures for mental health care: Results from
a national inventory. Medical Care Research and Review,
2000;57(Supp. 2): 135-153. Abstract
RC, Regner JL, Erickson P: Developing a quality management system
for behavioral healthcare: the Cambridge Health Alliance experience.
Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2000;8(5):251-260. Abstract
RC, Ettner SL, Dorwart RA, Langman-Dorwart N, Kleinman S: Diagnoses
of Patients treated with electroconvulsive therapy: comparing
evidence-based standards with reported use. Psychiatric Services.
- Dickey B,
Hermann RC, Eisen S: Assessing the quality of psychiatric care:
methods in research and clinical practice. Harvard Rev Psychiatry
RC. Template for Risk Adjustment Information Transfer (TRAIT), Report of the Working
Group on Methods and Implementation, Forum on Performance Measures in Behavioral
Healthcare: Center for Mental Health Services, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration. November 9, 2003. Full
RC. Risk Adjustment for Mental Healthcare. In: Iezzoni L, ed.
Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes. Ann Arbor:
Health Administration Press; 2003.
RC, Rollins CK, Chan JA: Risk Adjusting Outcomes for Mental Health
and Substance-Related Care: A Review of the Literature. Harvard
Review of Psychiatry. 2007;15(2): 52-69. Abstract
SL, Frank RG, McGuire TG, Hermann RC: Risk adjustment alternatives in paying for
behavioral health care under Medicaid. Health Services Research 2001 Aug; 36(4):
RC, Yang D, Ettner SL, Marcus S, Yoon C, Abraham M: Antipsychotic
Drug Use in Office-based Physician Practice in the United States,
1989 1997. Psychiatric Services 2002; 53(4). Abstract
RC, Dorwart RA, Hoover CW, Brody J: Variation in ECT Use in the
United States. A J Psychiatry 1995;152:869-875. Abstract
RC: Variation in Psychiatric Practices: Implications for Health
Care Policy and Financing. Harvard Review Psychiatry, 1996;4:98-101.
RC, Dorwart RA, Ettner SL, Hoover CW, Yeung E: Characteristics
of Psychiatrists Performing ECT. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:7:889-894.
- Ettner SL,
Hermann RC: The Role of Profit Status Under Imperfect Information:
Evidence from the Treatment Patterns of Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries
Admitted to Psychiatric Hospitals. J of Health Economics 2000;
- Ettner SL,
Hermann RC, Tang H: Differences between the general medical and
mental health specialty sectors in the expenditures and utilization
patterns of Medicare beneficiaries treated for psychiatric disorders.
Health Services Research. 1999;34:737-760. Abstract
- Ettner SL,
Hermann RC: Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment of Elderly Medicare
Beneficiaries, 1990-1991. Psychiatric Services 1998;18:1173-1179.
ML, Hermann RC, Dorwart RA: Use of electroconvulsive therapy in
the Medicare population: 1987-1992. Psychiatric Services. Psychiatric
Services 1997;48:1537-1542. Abstract
- Ettner SL,
Hermann RC: Provider specialty choice among Medicare beneficiaries
treated for psychiatric disorders. HCFA Review 1997;18:43-59.
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PJ, Hermann RC, Kuntz KM, Duff S, Araki SS, Leon J, Berenbaum P, Goldman P, Williams
L, Weinstein MC. Cost-effectiveness of donepezil in the treatment of mild or moderate
Alzheimers Disease. Neurology. 1999;52:1138-45. Abstract
P, Hermann RC, Weintein MC. Measuring QALYs and Dementia. In: Winblad B,
ed. Health Economics of Dementia. Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons,
PJ, Hermann RC, Schaffler P, Weinstein MC: Using cost-effectiveness analysis to
assess the impact of new drugs for Alzheimers disease. Psychiatric Services
RC, Joseph R, Erickson P, Bor D: Improving the detection of mental disorders in
primary care. In: Dickey B and Sederer LI, eds. Achieving Quality in Psychiatric
and Substance Abuse Practice Washington DC, American Psychiatric Press, Inc.,
2001, pp. 325-337.
R, Hermann RC: Screening for psychiatric disorders in primary care. Harvard Rev
Psychiatry 1998; 6: 165-170.
J, Neumann PJ, Hermann RC, Hsu M, Cummings JL, Doraiswamy M, Marin D: Health-related
quality-of-life and service utilization in Alzheimer’s disease: A cross-sectional
study. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2000; 15(2):94-108.
PJ, Kuntz KM , Leon J, Araki SM, Hermann RC, Hsu M, Weinstein MC. Health utilities
in Alzheimers disease: A cross-sectional study of patients and caregivers.
Medical Care 1999;37: 27-32. Abstract
RC, Ettner SL, Dorwart RA.The influence of psychiatric disorders on patients'
ratings of satisfaction with health care.Med Care. 1998 May;36(5):720-7. Abstract
RC. Measurement-Based Quality Improvement: Making it Work in Behavioral
Health Care. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National
Forum, Orlando, FL, December 2006. Presentation
RC. Quality Improvement in Mental Healthcare: The Measures Matter.
Grand Rounds, Baystate Medical Center Department of Psychiatry,
Springfield, MA, June 2006. Presentation
RC, Dausey DJ, Kilbourne AM, Fullerton C. Measuring Quality of
Care for Co-Occurring Conditions. RWJF Depression in Primary Care
Program. February, 2006. Presentation
RC. Quality Improvement in Mental Health Care: The Measures Matter.
Mental Health Research Conference: Advancing Mental Health through
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation. Alberta Mental
Health Board; Banff, Ontario, November, 2005. Presentation
RC. Aligning Measurement-Based QI with Evidence-Based Practice
Implementation. Brandeis University Conference on Implementing
Evidence-Based Practices & Performance Measures for Massachusetts
Mental Health Services. Waltham, MA. September 2005. Presentation
RC, Leff HS, Provost SE, Chiu WT, Lagodmos G, Chan JA. Process
Measures Used in Quality Assessment and Improvement: Are They
Based on Research Evidence? 15th NIMH Services Research Conference-
Evidence in Mental Health Services Research: What Types, How Much,
and Then What? April 2002. Presentation
RC. Quality Measurement for Mental Health & Substance-Related
Disorders. Training for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services'
Quality Improvement Organizations. Boston, MA. June, 2002. Presentation
S, Hermann RC. Social Works Role in Behavioral Health Quality
Improvement. Massachusetts NASW Symposium. Marlborough, MA. May
9-10, 2002. Presentation
RC, Leff HS, Lagodmos G. Selecting Process Measures for Quality
Improvement in Mental Healthcare. Cambridge MA, the Evaluation
Center@HSRI, 2002. Toolkit
RC, Fullerton C, Dausey DJ, Kilbourne AM. Quality Measure Tables:
Co-Occurring Psychiatric, Substance Use & Medical Conditions.
February, 2006. Tables