Building Consensus on Residential Measures: Recommendations for Outcome and Performance Measures.
Dougherty, Richard H. Strod, Deborah.
Building Bridges Initiative. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
DMA Health Strategies
Published: March 2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
This report is designed to build a common foundation and initiate a dialogue about outcome measures for residential interventions. It provides information about best practices, identifies common principles, and proposes the creation of a core set of measures in the following areas: performance measures, including system performance measure and provider performance measures; and youth and family outcomes, including post-discharge follow-up, validated level of functioning tools, and experience of care. A recommended process for consensus-building and implementation is then described and includes the identification of experts and stakeholders, the development of inclusion criteria for measures, facilitated dialogue, and publication of the recommended set of measures and practices and specific implementation steps. 47 references.
adolescents; foster children; foster adolescents; intervention; residential treatment; residential care institutions; performance measurement; impact measures; outcomes; program evaluation