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September 22/29, 2015

Improving the Quality of Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Report From the IOM

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 2New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York
  • 3New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
  • 4School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2015;314(12):1227-1228. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9212

Efforts to improve the quality of health care for all persons cannot succeed without improving the quality of care for mental health and substance use disorders. Despite a substantial evidence base documenting the efficacy of treatments for these disorders, these treatments are often not effectively implemented in routine practice. A new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers a framework to guide the actions of stakeholders to improve the quality of psychosocial interventions delivered to individuals affected by these conditions.1 (Effective July 1, the Institute of Medicine became the National Academy of Medicine. However, because this report was completed prior to July 1, it uses the Institute of Medicine name.)