Algunmeeyn, A., Alrawashdeh, M., & Alhabashneh, H. (2020). Benefits of applying for hospital accreditation: The perspective of staff. Journal of Nurse Management, 28, 1233-1240. Algunmeeyn, Alrawashdeh, and Alhbashneh (2020) discuss the importance of hospital accreditation on outcomes such as patient satisfaction, patient safety, and cost-effectiveness. This article provides a unique empirical analysis given that hospital accreditation is a relatively new concept in various countries allowing for a comparison of accredited vs. non-accredited hospitals.
Terry, K. (2017). PCMH accreditation becomes more flexible. Medical Economics, 94(9), 20–24. Terry (2017) discusses the recent changes that the Nation Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) made on accrediting Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). This is an important article because it gives you a glimpse at what an oversight organization specifically requires for accreditation. The recent changes to PCMH reflect an appreciation from the NCQA about various barriers that made it difficult for settings to either apply or maintain PCMH status. This highlights the fact that oversight organizations, like effective managers, value their consumer’s input and are striving to ensure their needs are met.
Baldwin, D.S., Dang, M., Farquharson, L., Fitzpatrick, N., Lindsay, N., Quirk, A., Rhodes, E., Shah, P., Williams, R., & Crawford, M.J. (2021). Quality of English inpatient mental health services for people with anxiety or depressive disorders: Findings and recommendations from the core audit of the National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 104. Baldwin and colleagues investigate the importance of using quality metrics on a national scale. They describe how the systemic metric, such as referral rates and collaborative care planning, can orient both clinicians and managers to important processes that may facilitate clinical outcomes and remove quality care barriers.
Dollar, K. M., Kirchner, J. E., DePhilippis, D., Ritchie, M. J., McGee-Vincent, P., Burden, J. L., & Resnick, S. G. (2020). Steps for implementing measurement-based care: Implementation planning guide development and use in quality improvement. Psychological Services, 17(3), 247–261. Dollar and colleagues describe the implementation of measurement-based care within the Veteran’s Affair (VA) system. This article highlights facilitators and barriers to quality improvement in mental health settings within the VA. As the VA typically serves as a prototype for mental health services within the United States, understanding various facilitators and barriers is important when implementing these systems.