- Language: English
- 50 Pages
- Published: December 2011
- Region: Global
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Developing a Model of Psychiatric Visit Non-Adherence. Edition No. 1
- Published: November 2010
- Region: Global
- 252 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Non-adherence to psychiatry undermine improvements to patient care quality, erode patient well-being, and prevent the effective use of technology driven improvements to health care quality. Psychiatric visit non-attendance is often perceived as an intractable problem. Previous research into the issue of visit non-adherence focus either on specific patient demographics or on redundant scheduling methods, neither of which addresses quality of care issues or the development of useful tools to decrease visit non-adherence. This formative study addressed the issue of visit non-adherence by leveraging readily available electronic billing and scheduling system data, as well as data from an EMR, to identify and analyze a set of determinants of visit non- adherence. Three strategies, statistical analysis, machine learning/data mining and model comparison, were utilized in the analysis. Results from this multi-phase study provide a parsimonious set of visit non-adherence determinants and a useful model based on those determinants capable of supporting the development of predictive tools suitable for use in ambulatory health care services delivery.
Patricia Alafaireet is the Director of Applied Health Informatics in the Health Management and Informatics Department at University of Missouri’s School of Medicine.Her research interests include visit non-adherence prevention, GUI design aesthetics for physician use and the application of informatics tools to day-to- day clinic operations.