The purpose of the research subproject is to identify the perceived
facilitators and barriers to quality improvement (QI) in primary
care mental health (PCMH). The intent of the research subproject
is to develop a tool (i.e. checklist) for assessing an organization’s
readiness to undertake quality measurement. The purpose of such
a tool would be to identify the facilitators and barriers to
quality measurement in a specific primary care setting, thus
enabling customized implementation planning, organized around
a practice’s unique strengths and challenges. A combination
of quantitative and qualitative research methods may be used
to address the following research objectives.
- To review the current knowledge, including QI measurement
tools or scales, on the perceived facilitators and barriers
to QI work in PCMH.
- To identify the perceived facilitators and barriers to QI
work (i.e. the uptake and implementation of a set of quality
indicators) in PCMH in the Calgary Health Region and possibly
other specified health regions in Canada.
- To make recommendations to promote the successful uptake
and implementation of PCMH quality indicators.
The literature review will inform the research design and methods
for identifying the perceived facilitators and barriers to QI
in specific health regions.
Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary
Other team members
Jian Li Wang
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