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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Case Mix Adjustment for Ohio Mental Health Consumer Outcomes for Children

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Session Number: 45 Room: Salon I

Presenting: Ben Ogles; Veronica Karpenko

All Authors for this paper: Ben Ogles; Veronica Karpenko; Bruce Carlson; Derek Hatfield

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: With the advent of the Ohio Mental Health Consumer Outcome System, the possibility of comparing boards, agencies, programs, and therapists using pretreatment or outcome data becomes a real possibility. This increased accountability provides the opportunity to identify superior performing providers as models of service delivery. However, the political stakes of various comparison reports raise important issues regarding the perceived validity of the comparisons. The goal of case-mix adjustment is to eliminate potential biasing factors that might render comparisons irrelevant. In this paper, we first identify important case-mix adjustment variables then compare agencies using adjusted and unadjusted models.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM