Behavioral health

Behavioral health

VHA reports data on a set of core performance measures for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS), Substance Use, and Tobacco Treatment. The tables below provide data on the following measures:

  • (HBIPS-2) Hours of physical restraint use – lower numbers are better
  • (HBIPS-3) Hours of seclusion use – lower numbers are better
  • (HBIPS-5) Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification – higher numbers are better
  • (SUB-1) Percent of patients screened for alcohol use using a validated screening questionnaire. SUB-1 data includes all patients admitted to the inpatient acute care hospital setting with a length of stay less than or equal to 120 days, regardless of diagnoses – higher numbers are better
  • (TOB-1) Tobacco use screening - higher numbers are better
  • (TOB-2) Tobacco use treatment provided or offered - higher numbers are better
  • (TOB-2a) Tobacco use treatment provided or offered (during the hospital stay) - higher numbers are better

Get more information about the HBIPS measures, substance use measure, and tobacco treatment measures from The Joint Commission.

To compare the quality of care given at other psychiatric facilities where patients are admitted as inpatients, visit the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting program page

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