Development of Quality Measures for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy

This project involves developing and pre-testing a quality measure of PTSD care in ambulatory settings.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating, chronic condition that affects many aspects of functioning and well-being. While there has been substantial improvement in the types and effectiveness of treatments for individuals diagnosed with PTSD, there is a clear gap between what is known about effective treatments and what providers actually implement. Quality-improvement initiatives that measure providers’ use of evidence-based strategies and promote feedback may enhance the adoption of evidence-based services and ultimately improve quality of care and health outcomes.

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Melissa Azur

Melissa Azur

Associate Director

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Crystal  Blyler

Crystal Blyler

Senior Researcher

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