CTN Webinar: Measurement-Based Care: Isn't It About Time We Used It?
Presented by A. John Rush, MD.
Produced by the NIDA Clinical Trials Network's Clinical Coordinating Center, July 28, 2017.
The CTN webinar "Measurement-Based Care: Isn’t It About Time We Used It?," was presented by Dr. A. John Rush, MD, on July 28, 2017 at 1pm ET.
As we continue to provide quality, evidence-based treatment methodologies in healthcare and research, it is important to develop and evaluate the tools used as well as procedures followed in standard care to assess and monitor patient progress. This webinar explored opportunities to improve the development and utilization of measurements to affect patient outcomes. During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Rush defined Measurement-Based Care (MBC), evaluated benefits to using MBC, and discussed application and outcomes focusing on depression as an example to illustrate the use and value of MBC.
A. John Rush, MD is Professor Emeritus, National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) and holds Adjunct Professorships at Duke University and Texas Tech University medical schools. He has authored over 800 professional publications on the diagnosis, treatment, biology, psychology, and systematic clinical care of persons with mood disorders. As a clinical researcher and practitioner, he is dedicated to advancing science to serve patients who are afflicted with these and related conditions and their families. He was PI of the Texas Medication Algorithm and the STAR*D projects -- both of which employed measurement based care. He was recognized as one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters in 2014. With prior clinical and research experience with SUD patients, Dr. Rush is a consultant to the CTN. (Webinar, Video, PDF, English, 2017)