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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Linking Outcomes Information to Decision-Making: Preliminary Findings Using a Case Study Approach

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Session Number: 47 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Vaishali Patel

All Authors for this paper: Vaishali Patel; Anne Riley

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: A multiple case study of two treatment foster care programs and two residential treatment centers in Maryland is being conducted to understand how outcomes information can inform decision-making across various levels of the organization. Preliminary analyses based upon qualitative data - interviews with 23 clinicians, program managers, and executive directors, and observations of meetings - identifies the struggle to generate meaning from the data as critical. The poor integration of outcomes data into work processes, especially clinical processes, limits the utility of the data for decision-making. Other barriers relate to staff perceptions and understanding regarding outcomes and limited feedback provided to staff.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM