‘International consensus on an ICHOM standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD’

The administration of psychometric rating scales for initial assessment and outcome tracking, and the use of the resulting data for clinical decision-making can improve clinical outcomes. Data collected through measurement-based (MBC) care can also serve to compare the effectiveness of mental health services and systems. But lack of guidance on what outcomes to measure and how has contributed to slow uptake of MBC, and to a lack of data comparability.