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Compliance and Quality Improvement Issues in Behavioural Healthcare today

In recent years, behavioural health agencies have begun to apply the outcomes-based measurements found in medicine to improve their ability to meet compliance standards via increased quality improvement and collection of data. According to Jennifer Higgins of the Center for Human Development, Springfield, MA., the question is whether behavioural health can be elevated in the area of quality via the introduction of integrated care. And what does this mean for the field of clinical research?