Development of a Standard Navy Outpatient Mental Health Reporting System,
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This project investigates the usefulness of patient demographic and service delivery data collected from individual patientclinician encounters in Navy outpatient mental health. Results of the pilot study indicate that service members in different pay grades are referred for distinctly different reasons and receive different services. A basic clinical data collection system was devised, and is currently undergoing expanded field testing. Development of this system is described. Preliminary results indicate that data collection from individual patientclinician encounters with data entry by clinicians is feasible with two qualifications 1 the variables selected must be few and presented in a format that is quick and easy to complete and 2 the data collected must be directly relevant to the reports generated and worth the effort of data entry to the clinicians involved.
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