Data Source and Calculation
Each quarter, researchers receive a data download from the Department of Health Professions’ data center. This download is generated from the department’s existing MLO data system. This measure calculates the number of patient care cases closed in a given quarter and divides that number by the number of cases requiring more than 250 to process. The date a case was received makes use of an 8 quarter moving window to measure so only those cases that were received in the previous two years are included.