Recovery Support Index
The Recovery Support index (RSI) is scored using the instructions below. RSI scores have a min and max range (dependent on the data included in the modeling) that is then scaled on a 0-100 continuum. The RSI is intended to be used as a decision support tool not a decision-making tool.
The RSI is weighted at multiple levels, including at the aggregate as well as at the individual subindex level. Subindices include recovery capital, demography, recovery plan, engagement, and wellbeing. Weights are based off empirical research and historical data to date and are subject to further revision and refinement.
A formal review of trends in RSI, and the RSI’s relationship with changes in frequency of engagements, the assigned/changes in service pathway (Comprehensive or Brief Check In Only), and other KPIs such as recurrence of use, overdose events, ER visits, etc.) occur at least every 6 months.
The RSI is intentional in its design to be aligned with the recovery support service paradigm. As such, it operationalizes a strengths-based perspective of predicting and modeling overall growth and success, rather than predicting or modeling failure and risk. Organizations and providers using the RSI in accordance with its design should look for sustained or noted positive growth in the RSI over time and may choose to make recommendations related to service delivery from these trends. Researchers using the RSI as an analytic endpoint may choose to do so either as a replacement or compliment to other recovery-related outcomes, paying attention to the potential for collinearity with the subindices and included variables within the RSI.