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McLean Introduces BASIS-32 WebScore

June 23, 2000 -- Belmont, MA -- The Department of Mental Health Services Research at McLean Hospital has developed and introduced an automated web-based scoring system for its BASIS-32 survey. BASIS-32 , a patient self-report survey that measures patient symptom and problem difficulty, is used by more than 400 behavioral health facilities around the world. It is approved by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations as an outcomes measure tool for psychiatric care.

WebScore allows clinicians to score the 32-item questionnaire from their desktop computers, providing them with automatic and immediate scoring results. The results may be printed out and easily incorporated into patients’ medical records. Prior to WebScore, clinicians had to score the BASIS-32 survey manually or develop or purchase software at great expense.

"Using WebScore, clinicians will be able to generate a handy, single-survey graphical report that can help with patients’ treatment planning and goal setting," said Sue Eisen, PhD, developer of the BASIS-32 and director of McLean’s Department of Mental Health Services Research.

For further information about WebScore, visit www.basis-32.org.