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Table 5 Themes and categories identified for the question “What is the intake process for referrals?”

From: Assessing public behavioral health services data: a mixed method analysis

Theme Categories N Description(s)
Overall Intake Process Assessment and Treatment 16 “Following intake assessment, the patient’s level of care is discussed and assigned.”
Assessment and Referral 1 Patients are interviewed for intake, then referred to a clinician who creates a treatment plan.
Treatment by referral only (assessment conducted at a previous site) 2 “This location is typically a continuation of care…”
Intake Assessments Formal Assessment Process with Standardized Tool 7 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Tool; Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
General Assessment with Specific Tool or Process (Informal) 9 Pre-screening; psychosocial assessment; depression and anxiety screening
General Assessment – Non-Specific 27 “An assessment is completed”
Shared Decision Making Patient involved in decision making 6 “talk about alternatives, look at outpatient vs. inpatient needs”; “patient can decline higher level of care”
No reference to patients in decision making 43 “will determine if appropriate for this program”
Personnel Involved Specific personnel/staff referenced 7 Counselor conducting assessment; referral to clinician; substance use coordinator
No reference to personnel staff 42  
  1. Tables 5 provide the summary of the qualitative analysis for the open-ended questions “What is the intake process for referrals?”, “How do patients access services?”, and “Are there requirements for patients to engage in treatment?”. The first column provides the list of the themes identified, the second column provides the list of categories which fall under each theme, and the third column provides the count of study survey respondents who fall into each category. The last column providers