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Quality standards allow performance to be measured, and measuring performance is the first step to improving behavioral health care and outcomes for individuals. Visit this library for the latest in performance metrics and quality benchmarks.

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AHRQ Releases Framework For Selecting Mental Health Mobile Apps

AHRQ Releases Framework For Selecting Mental Health Mobile Apps

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-Based Practice Center, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have released a new tool for helping to create curated lists or libraries of safe and effective mobile apps for mental health. The lists could be used by consumers, family members,…
21% Of Youth In Mental Health Crisis Stay In Emergency Departments Longer Than 12 Hours Awaiting Treatment Or Hospital Admission

21% Of Youth In Mental Health Crisis Stay In Emergency Departments Longer Than 12 Hours Awaiting Treatment Or Hospital Admission

About 20.9% of youth who made a mental health crisis visit to a local hospital emergency department from January 2020 through December 2021 waited more than 12 hours for treatment or admission. After 24 hours, about 7.3% of youth were still waiting in the emergency department for treatment or admission….

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