Getting feedback from our community is an important part of how we develop recommendations. We want to make sure that our recommendations make sense; are reasonable for patients, health care providers, clinics, hospitals, health plans, and others; are based in the best available evidence; but still push our health care system toward higher quality and patient health.
Right now we have two sets of recommendations out for public comment: on bariatric surgery and on prescribing antipsychotics to children and adolescents. Workgroups for these two areas have been meeting since early 2016 to discuss peer-reviewed studies, listen to presentations from experts, and develop innovative solutions. For both of these two areas we have an online survey to gather feedback that will be open for a four-week period. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. During this time you are also welcome to send feedback directly to me at GWeir@qualityhealth.org.
Feedback on the bariatric surgical bundle is due by 5pm on Friday, October 21st and the Accountable Payment Models workgroup will meet to review comments and make changes to the Bundle and Warranty the following week on Thursday, October 27th. Feedback on our recommendations on prescribing antipsychotics to children and adolescents is due by 5pm on Friday, October 28th and our Pediatric Psychotropic Use workgroup will meet to review comments and make changes to the Report and Recommendations on Monday, November 7th. You are welcome to attend these workgroup meetings. More information on our meetings is here.
Bariatric Surgery – Feedback on the Bariatric Surgical Bundle and Warranty due by 5pm on Friday, October 21.
give feedback on bariatric bundle and warranty
Prescribing Antipsychotics to Children and Adolescents – Feedback on the Pediatric Psychotropic Use Report and Recommendations due by 5pm on Friday, October 28.
give feedback on Pediatric Psychotropic Use
Read the Report and Recommendations
Thank you for your participation in this effort to improve health care quality, outcomes, and affordability in Washington State.
Ginny Weir, MPH
Bree Collaborative Program Director