|Title||The Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH): inter-rater reliability and convergent validity|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Hirdes J.P, Smith T.F, Rabinowitz T., Yamauchi K., Pérez E., Telegdi N.C, Prendergast P., Morris J.N, Ikegami N., Phillips C.D, Fries B.E|
|Journal||J Behav Health Serv Res|
|Keywords||*Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Activities of Daily Living, Adult, Aged, Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use, Female, Human, Male, Mental Disorders/*classification/drug therapy/therapy, Mental Health Services/*organization & administration/standards, Middle Aged, Observer Variation, Ontario, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/methods, Patient Compliance, Residential Facilities/*organization & administration/standards, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
An important challenge facing behavioral health services is the lack of good quality, clinically relevant data at the individual level. The article describes a multinational research effort to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental health assessment system for use with adults in facilities providing acute, long-stay, forensic, and geriatric services. The Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH) comprehensively assesses psychiatric, social, environmental, and medical issues at intake, emphasizing patient functioning. Data from the RAI-MH are intended to support care planning, quality improvement, outcome measurement, and case mix-based payment systems. The article provides the first set of evidence on the reliability and validity of the RAI-MH.