Percentage of Adults Improved Upon Discharge from Adult Outpatient Programs
Story Behind the Curve
"Improved upon discharge" from an adult outpatient program is a measure identified when treatment is completed .
Vermont Designated Agencies (DAs) and one adult Specialized Service Agency (SSA) continue to report a steady percentage of adults who are discharged from adult outpatient programs.
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.
Vermont DAs and the one SSA are targeting this measure as a quality improvement initiative for 2022, in order to work towards better reliability and validity across providers in determining how "improved" is defined and endorsed.