The change in the number of drug users (using crack and/or opiates) in treatment in a financial year, who are still in continuous treatment, who are discharged from the treatment system after 12 weeks or if discharged before then, were successfully discharged in a care planned way as a % change from baseline performance in 2007/8.
Source: Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher: DCLG Floor Targets Interactive
Geographies: County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England
Time coverage: 2008/09
Notes: In cases where an individual has more than one admission into the drug treatment system in a financial year, the most recent episode is counted. Drug users are regarded as in continuous treatment, if they move from one episode of treatment to another but where the time elapsed does not exceed 21 days from discharge at one agency to modality start date at a subsequent agency (inclusive of discharge and modality start date). Or where episodes run concurrently and a modality has commenced in the later episode.
Guidelines: Good performance is typified by an increase in the number of drug users recorded as being in effective treatment.