Quality of care measures for the treatment of bipolar disorder

Farifteh Firoozmand Duffy, William Narrow, Joyce C. West, Laura J. Fochtmann, David A. Kahn, Trisha Suppes, John M. Oldham, John S. McIntyre, Ronald W. Manderscheid, Paul Sirovatka, Darrel Regier

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The staff of the American Psychiatric Assocition (APA), the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), and a national panel of experts in bipolar disorder and practice guideline development have collaborated to generate a set of quality of care indicators for the pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment of bipolar disorder. The indicators were derived from APA's evidence-based Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002 (1) and the Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, 2000 (2) These quality indicators can be used for quality monitoring, benchmarking, and quality improvement efforts across health plans, systems of care, and health care providers to improve quality and outcomes of care for patients with bipolar disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-230
Number of pages18
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Bipolar disorder
  • Performance measures
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Quality indicators
  • Quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Duffy, F. F., Narrow, W., West, J. C., Fochtmann, L. J., Kahn, D. A., Suppes, T., Oldham, J. M., McIntyre, J. S., Manderscheid, R. W., Sirovatka, P., & Regier, D. (2005). Quality of care measures for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Quarterly, 76(3), 213-230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-005-2975-4