A Functional Model for Increasing Therapeutic Success and Cost Effectiveness in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
In order to increase the therapeutic success and cost effectiveness of a substance abuse treatment network involving five different inpatient and two outpatient programs, a computer assisted evaluation model has been developed.
The development of a generalizable evaluation process to efficiently match patients with appropriate programs.
An overall increase in treatment success through specific improvement of treatment assignment procedures.
A general reduction in cost per unit of treatment effectiveness, patient drop-out, and treatment overlap.
KeywordsSubstance Abuse Treatment Therapeutic Success Addiction Severity Index Veteran Administration Hospital Treatment Progress
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