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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 08-17-10 -   3.3 - WSH & ESH Evaluations: Inpatient

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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 08-17-10
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3.3 - Evaluations: Inpatient

Are we reducing theĀ number of adults waiting in jail more than 7 days for inpatient competency evaluations?


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Data Notes

Data Source:

Data current as of March 2010 based on hospital reports
Measure Definition: Average number of adults waiting in jail more than 7 days for inpatient competency evaluation during the reporting period.
Target Rationale: Improve the quality of mental health services.
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: Health and Recovery Services Administration, Strategic Plan 2009-2013.

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Chart is based on a weekly snapshot of the number of individuals waiting in jail longer than 7 days for an inpatient forensic evaluation

Chart displayed for April 2008 GMAP contained information for ESH only but was not clearly labeled.

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 Summary Analysis

  • The target is to have no one waiting in jail for an inpatient competency evaluation longer than 7 days.  Western State Hospital met the target during FQ 2010/1, and nearly met target during FQs 2010/2 and 2010/3. Eastern State Hospital remains well above target.
  • Eastern State Hospital has an average of 11.18 waiting more than 7 days during FQ 2010/3, down 10% from 12.42 persons in FQ 2010/2 and 11% from 12.56 persons in FQ 2010/1, but still well above the 9.43 recorded in FQ 2009/4 and 3.56 noted in FQ 2009/3. The average number at ESH was well below the median of 5.64 for all of SFY 2008 and during FQs 2009/1 and 2009/3.  The number of persons waiting for inpatient competency evaluation has increased significantly over the past 5 of 6 fiscal quarters.
  • Western State Hospital has an average of less than one person (.74) waiting more than 7 days for the past seven reporting quarters, 26% below the median of 1.00, and down from a high of 2.77 in FQ 2009/1. In FQ 2010/3, WSH had an average of 0.25 waiting more than 7 days, slightly above the target of 0.00, which had been noted for FQ 2010/1; and above the 0.14 recorded for FQ 2010/2.