Tuesday, April 7, 2009

BCI Clients Staying Longer, Getting Younger, Remaining Abstinent

Our CQI committee, which gave us the satisfaction survey we posted yesterday, has also given us BCI's latest demographic report. It shows some interesting trends that we wanted to pass along:

  • At the end of 2008, our census had increased to a total of 2161, reversing the decrease of 2007. There is evidence of increased consumer retention. (See graph) Last year we admitted 2987 people to treatment and discharged 2836.

  • Our female census remains over 30%. Traditionally, it is more difficult to get women into treatment than men.

  • Nearly 60% of BCI’s consumers are under the age of 35. The average age continues to get younger and younger. (See graph)

  • 31% of consumers who were discharged attained some or all of their identified treatment goals. Examples of goals include improving your living situation, improving your physical health, and improving your social connectedness.

  • The census in our Opioid Treatment Program now equals the census in our Drug Free Program. Opioid Treatment had been higher for years.

  • A total of 40% of our Opioid Treatment patients have at least 90 days of abstinence and have some take-home privileges. This represents 34% of Lancaster’s 710 patients and 51% of South Chapel’s 378 patients. This is another number that goes up every year, and that’s a good thing!

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