Follow-up care for adults with mental health problems
People with severe or complex mental health problems are likely to be monitored under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and be cared for by specialists. All patients on CPA discharged from psychiatric inpatient care should be followed up either by face-to-face contact or by phone within seven days of discharge.
The 'proportion of patients on CPA who were followed up within seven days after discharge from psychiatric inpatient care' is:
'The number of people under adult mental illness specialties on CPA who were followed up (either by face to face contact or by phone discussion) within seven days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care outside of the hospital system during the quarter (QA).'
Divided by: 'the number of patients on CPA who were discharged from psychiatric inpatient care during the Quarter. All patients discharged from a psychiatric in-patient ward are regarded as being on CPA.'
For more information see Data Defintions.