The number of days absent from school in last 30 days, as a percentage of available school days.
Young people 0 to 11 years of age and conditions common in this population
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From a societal perspective, the impact of mental illness and mental health treatment on school attendance are major issues. School attendance is not determined solely by the health services received. However, school attendance is a critical objective for such services and these services should have some impact. A longitudinal approach to monitoring change for this measure is recommended, particularly in the absence of local benchmarks for school attendance.
Lutterman T, Ganju V, Schacht L, Shaw R, Monihan K, et.al. (2003) Sixteen State Study on Mental Health Performance Measures. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 03-3835. Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved on Aug 3, 2006 from:http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/funding/pilotstudy/pilotstudy.asp