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New Resource--Driving improvements in the implementation of collaborative mental health care: A quality framework to guide measurement, improvement and research; St. Michael's Hospital

A research team based at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has developed a quality framework and measurement strategy focused on the delivery of collaborative mental health care services.

Collaborative Care involves trained mental health specialists supporting care managers and primary care providers to deliver evidence-based mental health care guided by patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).
The quality framework and measurement strategy are both practical and conceptual tools can be used to provide clarity around standards of care, and to identify opportunities for providers to improve their care.
The study has a website under construction at
Please see the full report here:

Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, the Principle Investigator can be contacted at for further information about the framework.