Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents

Project Summary Title and Description

Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents
To increase knowledge about the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI), implementation, and dissemination strategies that seek to improve the mental health care of children and adolescents; to examine harms associated with these strategies; and to determine whether effectiveness or harms vary in subgroups based on system, organizational, practitioner, or patient characteristics.
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Methodology description
Systematic Review
Data entered prospectively
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Key Questions

1. What is the effectiveness of dissemination, implementation, and quality improvement (D/I/QI) strategies employed in outpatient settings by health care providers, organizations, or systems that care for children and adolescents with mental health problems to improve (a) intermediate patient, provider, or system outcomes and (b) final health or patient-centered outcomes?
2. What are the harms of these D/I/QI mental health strategies?
3. Do characteristics of the child or adolescent or contextual factors (e.g., characteristics of providers, organizations, or systems; intervention characteristics, setting; or process) modify the effectiveness or harms of D/I/QI mental health strategies and, if so, how?

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Associated Studies (each link opens a new tab)

Improving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment outcomes through use of a collaborative consultation treatment service by community-based pediatricians: a cluster randomized trial.2007
Using pay for performance to improve treatment implementation for adolescent substance use disorders: results from a cluster randomized trial.2012
Promoting the implementation of an evidence-based intervention for adolescent marijuana abuse in community settings: testing the use of intensive quality assurance.2008
Effects of routine feedback to clinicians on mental health outcomes of youths: results of a randomized trial.2011
Use of a computerized decision aid for ADHD diagnosis: a randomized controlled trial.2013
Impact of location and availability of behavioral health services for children.2012
Use of an Internet portal to improve community-based pediatric ADHD care: a cluster randomized trial.
Metabolic monitoring training program implementation in the community setting was associated with improved monitoring in second-generation antipsychotic-treated children.2012
Training and consultation to promote implementation of an empirically supported treatment: a randomized trial.2012
Increasing abused children's access to evidence-based treatment: diffusion via parents as consumers.2008
Randomized trial of the Availability, Responsiveness, and Continuity (ARC) organizational intervention with community-based mental health programs and clinicians serving youth.2012
REDIRECT: cluster randomised controlled trial of GP training in first-episode psychosis.2009
Dissemination of the Coping Power program: importance of intensity of counselor training.
Randomized trial of MST and ARC in a two-level evidence-based treatment implementation strategy.
Evaluating training methods for transporting contingency management to therapists.2013
Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Adolescents in Pediatric Primary Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial.2015

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