The Psychiatric Practice Research group of the American Psychiatric Foundation is APA’s primary mechanism for studying the state of real-world psychiatric practice. The group conducts mental health services research that is both policy- and clinically-relevant. It also conducts member surveys to support the mission and strategic priorities of the APA.
Research activities include:
- Conducting practice-based research on the effects of national health policy issues such as health care reform and mental health insurance parity on psychiatric practice
- Assessing the impact of clinical initiatives on psychiatric practice, such as practice guidelines and quality measurement, use of electronic health records, and DSM-5 implementation
- Determining the characteristics of psychiatric patients, their treatments, and treatment settings
- Research and survey consultation to the APA administration, leadership, and members
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