Potential Measures for Clinical-Community Relationships

A-9. Measure 6: Clinician confidence in ability to instruct patient/family in proper use of local agency referral

Appendix Table A-9. CCRM Atlas Measure 6: Clinician  confidence in ability to instruct patient/family in proper use of local agency referral

Domain: Proactive and ready clinician Element/
relationship:
Clinic/clinician-patient
Instrument: Safety Check Practitioner Post-Visit Survey
Purpose: Clinicians in the Pediatric Research in Office Settings program were trained on providing violence prevention related community referrals. This measures the clinicians' level of confidence in instructing the patient/family in the proper use of a local agency referral.
Format/data source: Health Professional Survey
Measure type: Process Date: 2006
Preventive service/USPSTF: Other – Mental Health*
Clinical practice: Primary care – Pediatrics
Denominator: Number of respondents to practitioner post visit survey (Q6)
Numerator: Number of respondents who selected “Confident” or “Very confident” in ability to instruct this patient-family in the proper use of a local agency referral (Q6d)
Development & testing:  
Past or validated application:  
Citation(s): Barkin, S., Ip, E.H., Finch, S., et al. Clinician practice patterns: linking to community resources for childhood aggression. Clinical Pediatrics (2006) 45:750-756.
Notes: Please be aware that this measure is using only a selected section of an entire survey instrument. Therefore, this individual measure may need to undergo further reliability and validation testing to ensure that it can be applied in a clinical-community relationship setting.

* This is a measure that was originally applied in a mental health setting, but it could be adapted for a primary care setting.

Page last reviewed October 2013
Internet Citation: A-9. Measure 6: Clinician confidence in ability to instruct patient/family in proper use of local agency referral. October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/resources/ccrm-atlas-suppl/ccrm-apptaba-9.html