Outcomes Data

In our continuing quality improvement initiative to enhance our delivery of behavioral health care, PsychBC has partnered with Outcome Referrals Inc., a leading provider of behavioral health assessment and outcomes management services. Using outcomes data generated by the Treatment Outcome Package (TOP), clinicians work together to make informed choices about patient care. 

Background

This report is based on patient data collected from 3,213 adults who completed an initial and follow-up TOP during May 2016 through April 2017.

We characterize patients as having “Elevated” scores if they are at least two standard deviations above normal.

PsychBC clinicians produce notable improvement among adult patients with follow-up TOPs.

Average Change among Adult Patients by Domain

n=3,213

May 2016 – April 2017

Average Improvement: 0.4 Standard Deviations

TreatedInitialFollow-up
Depression2.021.26
Poor Life Quality1.631.15
Substance Abuse1.170.65
Panic Issues1.510.98
Suicidality1.20.62
Psychosis0.930.52
Sleep Problems1.010.61
Social Conflict0.810.38
Violence0.240.02
Sexual Functioning Issues0.590.34
Poor School/Work Functioning0.340.05
Mania-0.06-0.23

Treatment Effectiveness for Elevated Problems*

Most adult patients have elevated scores in some domains, but not all.

If we examine the treatment effectiveness for only those elevated scores (≥2 standard deviations), we get a more precise look at how PsychBC is performing with serious mental illness.

We now examine the outcomes in each domain only among patients with elevated scores in that domain.

*Initial score of at least two standard deviations above normal

When treating elevated problems, PsychBC clinicians using TOP achieve impressive results.

Outcomes for Elevated Problems Among Adult Patients by Domain

*Initial score of at least two standard deviations above normal

Data from all time

Average Improvement: 2.07 Standard Deviations

TreatedInitialFollow-up
Depression3.411.97
Poor Life Quality2.821.87
Substance Abuse5.922.7
Panic Issues3.852.21
Suicidality4.912.1
Psychosis3.811.85
Sleep Problems3.081.62
Social Conflict3.021.28
Violence5.121.56
Sexual Functioning Issues3.411.8
Poor School/Work Functioning2.961.16
Mania2.920.71

This information is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make decisions about care.