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At UW-Stout, ‘obsessive’ data crunching to save — and improve — lives

The University of Wisconsin-Stout had a problem, counseling director John Achter told the student association last year. Twenty-two percent more students were seeking counseling services than ever before, forcing patients to wait up to 26 days to be seen.

Presented with those numbers, the association designated enough money for Achter to hire a new counselor. But some UW counseling centers don’t track even basic information on patients.