This study was a preliminary exploration on the evaluation of Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) in mental health nursing as a reference for mental health payment. An expert consultation group was organized to select the services/procedures to be investigated by survey in mental health nursing. Eleven communication workshops were further established to improve the consensus in senior mental health nurses. A Delphi method was used to survey the procedure time, psychological efforts and relative value scale of the 21 major mental health nursing services/procedures among senior mental health nurses. The results of the study showed that three levels of mental health nursing services/procedures were categorized: (1) general mental health nursing guidance; (2) specialized mental health nursing intervention and training; and (3) advanced mental health nursing treatment. The range of the workload for the three-level of mental health interventions were 99.0~157.9, 132.3~195.4, and 160.7~164.2, respectively. The consistency among raters was ranged from 0.94-0.97 analyzed by equal-length Spearman-Brown and average measure Intra-class correlation. The result showed that major factors in predicting workload were mental efforts and clinical judgment and technical skill and physical effort.
|Translated title of the contribution||A preliminary study on the evaluation of resource-based relative value scale in mental health nursing|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|