To date, eight treatment plans have been created for CF patients. Of these, outcome data one year after implementation are available for five. For the year before implementing the electronic treatment plan, the five patients utilized 1,158 total psychiatric emergency service hours over 72 episodes. Postimplementation, these patients utilized 951 hours over 65 episodes, a reduction of 207 patient-hours and seven episodes. Assuming approximately $100 an hour for a psychiatric emergency visit, this equates to over $20,000 in county health care savings for these patients. Reduction of patient-hours was proportionally greater than the reduction in episodes, which may indicate that its greatest effect is in improving the speed of disposition. Further, for the year before treatment plan implementation, these patients had six hospitalizations totaling 90 days. In the postimplementation year, there were only three hospitalizations, totaling 15 days, a reduction of three hospitalizations and 75 hospitalization days. Assuming approximately $1,500 for each hospital day, these automated treatment plans appear to have saved over $110,000. Given that overcrowding of psychiatric emergency services and inpatient facilities is an ongoing issue, these electronic treatment plans appeared to help with reallocation of limited resources to other patients who needed them.