McLean Hospital’s Evaluation of Teens’ Clinical Outcomes
Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility has been recognized by Harvard Medical School Affiliate, McLean Hospital, as an outstanding provider of behavioral health treatment and services to teenage patients who have trauma, eating disorders, mental health and substance use disorders, and co-occurring conditions. As a Joint Commission accredited facility in Rancho San Diego, the clinical outcomes of patients were externally evaluated by McLean Hospital to provide unbiased evidence about the quality of treatment and services provided to teens at Rancho San Diego’s facility.
McLean Hospital’s BASIS-Teen Survey was launched on November 16, 2015. Although the survey is still underway, evidence from McLean’s new report indicated that teens who received treatment at Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego experienced marked improvements in their symptoms and functional impairments from admission to discharge. This report included data collected from Rancho San Diego’s teenage patients up to February 8, 2017.
The BASIS-Teen Project collected data from adolescents who received treatment at an inpatient, outpatient, partial and residential program from Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility and more than 50 health care organizations across the country. Patients, their parents and clinicians responded to surveys that assessed teens’ clinical outcomes over the course of treatment.
McLean Hospital’s survey sought to examine the psychometric properties of the 24-item (BASIS-24), a, as a way to develop an outcome measurement tool for teens. The BASIS-24 has established validity for adult samples and was originally developed to measure the change in adult patients’ psychiatric symptoms and functional deficits on an ongoing basis.
Behavioral health providers, consumers of mental health services, accreditation organizations, researchers and internal quality assurance departments can use the results of the survey to look at patients’ symptoms and functional impairments at admissions, discharge and throughout the course of treatment. Data can be used by behavioral health organizations to improve their clinical effectiveness and ensure that their patients are provided with high-quality treatment.