SunCloud Health’s Measured Outcomes
Though the field we are in has yet to identify a standardized set of outcome measurements we can all use to measure and identify “success”, this has not stopped SCH from measuring and using outcomes that we feel matter to our patients. One of the several tools we use is the OQ-45.2. This patient reported survey measures adult patient progress in therapy, and is designed to be repeatedly measured during the course of treatment and at termination. Patient progress is measured along several important dimensions, based on Lambert’s (1983) conceptualization, suggesting that three aspects of the patient’s life be monitored:
- Subjective discomfort (intrapsychic functioning),
- Interpersonal relationships and
- Social role performance.
The OQ maintains high levels of reliability and validity, and SCH has collected thousands of these surveys since we started. Though it is far too early to publish the results of the completed study we are doing, we are pleased to report the following with the hope that if nothing else we show our ongoing commitment to the movement away from pure fee for service and toward some form of value based model where outcomes and cost drive behavior. (SIDE NOTE: If anyone reading this also treats co-occurring substance use, eating disorders, mood disorders and trauma and also uses this measurement, PLEASE LET US KNOW. We would love to share and compare results.)