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Improving therapeutic success rates: how to generate personal practice data to rate oneself using the UK IAPT targets

I wrote a blog post yesterday about recently published IAPT psychotherapy data and how it provides a fascinating set of targets which one can use to assess the effectiveness of one's own therapeutic practice.  When one gets down to the nitty-gritty of what data from one's own practice to collect and how, then it can be a bit tough.  Lots of questions to clarify here, but part of the good news is that there is also lots of IAPT guidance on how to do this.

A good place to start one's search about the "how to" and "what to" of data collection is the official IAPT website.  Also very useful is the "Health & Social Care Information Service" - "the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care".  The HSCIS provides a document -"Improving access to psychological therapies data set" - that gives useful advice


IAPT uses the WHO ICD-10 criteria when classifying "mental & behavioural disorders".  

More to follow ... 

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