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Evidence to Improve Care


Care in the Community for Adults

Search below for the quality standard; the guide for patients; slides to help share why the quality standard is needed; quality improvement tools and resources; and performance indicators to help clinicians and organizations track their progress against the standard.

For a quality standard that addresses care for adults with schizophrenia who are seen in an emergency department or admitted to a hospital inpatient setting, please refer to Schizophrenia: Care for Adults in Hospitals.

Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus (updated in 2023)

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Patient Guide

Patients: know what to ask for in your care (updated in 2023)

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Quality Standard Placemat

A quick-reference resource for clinicians that summarizes the quality standard and includes links to helpful resources and tools

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Getting Started Guide

Quality improvement tools and resources for health care professionals, including an action plan template. For best results, please view the guide on your desktop using Adobe Reader Tools to support patient care

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Getting Started Guide

Spotlight Report

Know what successful quality standard implementation looks like, based on examples from the field

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Case for Improvement (slide deck)

Share why this standard was created and the data behind it, to get the support you need to put it into practice (updated in 2023)

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Data Table

Identify where there are gaps in care in your region, to inform resource planning and improvement efforts (updated in 2023)

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Measurement Guide

See the technical specifications for the indicators within the quality standard (updated in 2023)

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