Over a six year period BIRT has also observed several trends across our service user group, including:
- Increased instances of cerebral vascular accidents (CVA) or stroke in those admitted to BIRT services between 2009 (21.9%) and 2105 (31%)
- A third of individuals admitted to BIRT services presented with alcohol misuse
- The average length of stay in BIRT services has dropped from 40 weeks in 2009 to 20 weeks in 2016.
A fuller analysis of trends and outcomes, with data sources are included in BIRT's 'Changing Lives' publication.
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