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Treatment outcomes and effectiveness

We collect a lot of information about users in the system but we would like to know more about the outcomes of treatment. 

The extra information being collected through the Treatment Outcomes Profile, the Alcohol Outcomes Record and the Young People's Outcomes Record gives a rounded picture of the impact of treatment and other care, for the first time.

Changes to outcome records from 1 April 2016

As part of the Core Dataset M change (effective from 1 April 2016), clients will be asked to submit data on their tobacco use. This new items is to be captured alongside the regular Treatment Outcomes Profile (TOP) and Alcohol Outcomes Record (AOR) process. The information that will be collected is the number of days tobacco has been used in the previous 28 days. As a result, the TOP and AOR have been updated.

Tobacco definition

The definition of tobacco extends to readymade cigarettes, hand-rolled cigarettes, cannabis joints with tobacco, cigars, pipe tobacco, etc., but not including nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes.

  • Treatment Outcomes Profile Form
  • Alcohol Outcomes Record
  • Young Peoples Outcomes Record

Time periods

As per the current reporting process, the TOP is collected at the start of treatment, every six months a client is in treatment and again at treatment exit. The AOR and YPOR are collected at the start and exit of treatment.

Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to provide hard copies of the forms but electronic versions are available in the links above.

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