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Individualised or Standardised Outcome Measures: A Co-habitation?

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Mark Ashworth, Daniel Guerra, Maria Kordowicz

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019

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Mental health outcome measurement is conflicted between two different schools of thought which underlie the division between standardised (nomothetic) and individualised or patient-generated (idiographic) measures. The underpinning philosophies of both approaches have very different starting points in terms of how we understand the world. And yet the strengths of both may contribute something useful for patients and mental health services. We suggest a convergence of approaches with new thinking on options for co-habitation.

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