Friday, April 20, 2012

More clinics report quality of depression care

The number of clinics reporting on the quality of their depression care has more than doubled due to a requirement of Minnesota's Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System that was included in Minnesota's 2008 Health Care Reform Act.

According to Minnesota Community Measurement's annual 2011 Health Care Quality Report, 258 clinics are now publicly reporting on depression care compared to 116 in 2010. This year’s report also includes a section displaying risk adjusted rates compared to MNCM reported unadjusted rates for five measures: Optimal Diabetes Care, Optimal Vascular Care, Depression Remission at Six Months, Optimal Asthma Care, and Colorectal Cancer Screening.