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Days in Care: Reports can be run to include only placement episodes lasting 7 days or less, only placement episodes lasting 8 days or more, or All placement episodes regardless of length. The length of a given episode is computed by subtracting the CWS/CMS episode removal date variable (removal_dt), from the end date variable (plc_epst).
Please note that the following Federal CFSR/California CWS Outcomes System
measures are limited to placement episodes of eight days or longer:
Measure C1.1 Reunification within 12 months (exit cohort)
Measure C1.2 Median time to reunification (exit cohort)
Measure C1.3 Reunification within 12 months (entry cohort)
Measure C4.1 Placement stability