Table 3

Quantitative data outcomes analysis plan

Analysis of outcomes
OutcomeVariableUnit of measureLevel of analysisData source
Number of referrals to services
  • Number of referrals

  • Referrals per time period

  • Individuals referred per time period

ServiceCareNotes
Number of people entering CAMHS
  • Number of individuals

  • Number per time period

ServiceCareNotes
Waiting times into CAMHS
  • Waiting times: referral and first session

  • Waiting times: between treatment sessions

  • Average wait per time period

IndividualCareNotes
Consultations with CAMHS providers
  • Number of sessions per patient

  • Average number of sessions per time period

IndividualCareNotes
Patient engagement with CAMHS
  • Attendance at planned CAMHS meetings

  • Rate of cancelled/missed appointments

  • Planned discharge

  • Proportion attending planned sessions

  • Proportion of appointments cancelled or missed

  • Number of people discharged per time period

IndividualCareNotes
Paired clinical outcomes
  • Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)

  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

  • Average treatment score per time period

IndividualTrue Colours (ROMs)
Patient satisfaction
  • Experience of Service Questionnaire

  • Average for time period (patient)

  • Average for time period (parent)

IndividualTrue Colours (ROMs)
Re-referral rates
  • Re-referrals within 6 months

  • Re-referrals within 1 year

  • Proportion of cases re-referred

IndividualCareNotes
Staff to referred patient ratio
  • WTE clinicians to referred patients

• Average ratio for time periodServiceCCG KPIs
  • CAMHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services; CCG, Clinical Commissioning Groups; KPI, Key Performance Indicators; ROM, routine outcome measures; WTE, whole-time equivalent.