We hypothesized that the relationship between mental health services and the criminal justice system may be bidirectional; thus, we tested associations between risk factors including previous arrest records and the risk of admission to acute mental health treatment.
Datasets for mental health and substance abuse admissions (points of service entry) and events were included which span October 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 and were obtained for the indigent population across a network of publically funded mental healthcare and substance abuse providers.
There are no plans to push the release date at this time.
Finally, we extract and filter features and risk factors to drive the modeling (Additional file : Figure S1).
The study explored two main questions: what are the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors associated with re-arrest, and how well can we predict the likelihood of re-arrest using such risk factors.
In the longitudinal data we defined an index date, where data collected before that date serve as input and data after that time point define outcome values.
We then define the target populations and an outcome measure.