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 HBIPS measures reflect patients admitted to mental health units and not freestanding psychiatric facilities. The table below provides data on the following measures:

Measure # Measure Name Applicable Notes
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 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 Higher numbers are better.

Get more information about the HBIPS measuresExit Disclaimer - Opens in a new window, substance use measureExit Disclaimer - Opens in a new window, and tobacco treatment measuresExit Disclaimer - Opens in a new window 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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