Table 4: Inpatient Mental Health Bed Days in the 12 Months before VA ACT Program Entry, FY01-FY 10 Fiscal Year of Program Entry Mean Days % Change from FY 2001 2001 99.1 2002 92.1 -7.1 2003 71.7 -27.6 2004 65.7 -33.7 2005 59.8 -39.7 2006 64.6 -34.8 2007 60.0 -39.5 2008 60.1 -39.4 2009 61.3 -38.1 2010 61.8 -37.6 Source: VA National Psychosis Registry, SMITREC
. Table 5: Eligibility for VA ACT Services, FY01-FY 10 VA Patients with ...
"Specialty Care for Veterans with Depression in the VHA 2002 National Depression Registry Report." VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research & Evaluation Center (SMITREC).
McCarthy, Ph.D., and Kara Zivin, Ph.D., are with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Excellence, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC), Ann Arbor, MI, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.
To ensure that as many clients as possible were followed over the course of the project, the Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) developed comprehensive procedures to track clients who left the program medical center and were potentially lost to follow-up.
* Analyses that SMITREC conducted on the lost-to-follow-up group suggest that, while there are no significant differences on some key sociodemographic and psychiatric measures, several significant differences warrant consideration.
(2.) Based on other SMITREC analyses, this lost-to-follow-up group does differ significantly from those remaining in the program.