Decision support for patient care: computerized rating scales

Behav Healthc Tomorrow. 1996 Feb;5(1):25-9.


Cost-effective patient assessment instruments continue to be developed and improved. Computer technology advances enable these instruments to be administered more efficiently, with more rapid feedback to clinical decision makers and patients. This article describes several of these instruments and how they are used in primary care and behavioral healthcare settings for treatment planning and disease management. The authors are eminent research pioneers and leaders in this field.

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
  • Humans
  • Managed Care Programs
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Patient Participation / methods*
  • Patient Participation / psychology
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • United States