Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment
NUMBER OF UNIQUE SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CLIENTS
Mental Health Treatment
This measure provides the unique number of mental health clients in treatment through DPH’s mental health treatment programs managed by CBHS. In this context, “unique” means that clients are being counted only once during the month, regardless of how many services they received. This includes all modes of treatment for mental health disorders, with the top three diagnosis categories being mood disorders, schizophrenia/psychotic disorder, and anxiety disorder.
The unique substance abuse client count and unique mental health count are retrieved from the billing and clinical information system called Avatar. Avatar is refreshed on a nightly or weekly basis. However, it is necessary to wait at least three months after initial data capture before considering the data complete.
The numbers displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year average of the values in the chart above for both substance abuse and mental health treatment.
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