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Performance Improvement - Opioid Treatment Program

What treatment outcomes and processes is my Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) required to collect data on?

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An Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) should select outcome measures that target behaviors outlined in the program goals and objectives, while taking into consideration the size, location, and population served.  The focus of outcome measures is to monitor patients progress while on Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) thus, selecting indicators that can assist in determining improved behavior is important.   For example, if the program objective is designed to reduce or eliminating the use of illicit
Opioids, other illicit-drugs, and the problematic use of alcohol and prescription drugs, the OTP should collect data in these areas. The Joint Commissions Behavioral Health Manual (Performance Improvement) also outlines examples of outcome measures that OTPs may measure such as:                                   
•    Criminal activities and entry into the criminal justice system    
•    Behaviors contributing to the spread of infectious diseases 
•    Restoration of physical and mental health and functional status     
•    Retention in treatment
•    Number of patients who are employed               
•    Abstinence from drugs of abuse
Last updated on June 17, 2020
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Performance Improvement PI

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