Designated Agencies continue to report greater percentages of discharge information with each fiscal year (toggle comparison). As greater percentages of clients are reported, the percent with positive outcomes appears to decline, which may be due to greater percentages of clients with ongoing difficulties being reported. For example, SFY 2008 appears to be markedly higher than subsequent years in positive outcomes, but it also has the lowest percentage of clients reported in that year.
Improved upon discharge from AOP is a Better Off measure that is clinician reported after treatment is completed. The Designated Agency network is targeting this measure for quality improvement in 2022 to work towards better reliability and validity across providers in determining how "improved" is defined and endorsed.
This measure is intended to be reviewed in concert with our consumer satisfaction data, which includes the question "Did services make a difference?" as the department does not rely solely on clinician perspective when determining treatment outcomes.