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Category: Patient Outcomes

Monitoring Progress and Patient Outcomes

By Donna Sudak, MD What do we know about monitoring progress that will improve our patient outcomes? A central feature of good CBT is the week-to-week assessment of patient progress. This generally occurs in the form of a “mood check” or assessment of diagnostic symptoms. Such a procedure allows the therapist to assess the degree to which symptoms are improving and whether the events of the week have been associated…