Over the past decade there have been major initiatives in many countries focusing on improving the quality of medical care. A major stimulus for these efforts was the 2001 Institute of Medicine landmark study 'Crossing the Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century'. This course includes segments on recent Quality Improvement initiatives in three high resource countries (Germany, Japan and the United States.) The portion on initiatives in Germany will discuss the efforts to establish a national common framework of standardized quality measures that address both processes and outcomes of mental health care. The Japanese perspective focuses on the impact of a nuclear disaster and what can be done to decrease the mental health outcomes on a population. Learning from the experiences in the Chernobyl disaster, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Stress Relief Project has been developed. The segment will describe the four pronged project and preliminary results of the project. The course from the United States focuses on the AMA convened Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement (PCPI), a leading developer of measures to advance quality improvement efforts. The work of PCPI generally and one of PCPI's recent measurement sets - on Major Depressive Disorder will be discussed. In addition there are two additional course segmentt, one on Quality Improvement efforts in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries and the final course on initiatives to provide culturally and linguistically competent mental health care and decrease health care disparities. This course is a joint initiative by World Psychiatric Association Section on Quality Assurance and APA Workgroup on International Psychiatrists.
**This content was captured at the 2014 APA Annual Meeting
- General Member - $25.00
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - $25.00
- Non-Member - $50.00
Residents/Fellows and Psychiatrists
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate showing the date of completion and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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