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ERIC Number: ED449395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Adding "Value" to CSAT Demonstrations: The What, How, and Why of Cost Analysis. Integrated Evaluation Methods. Revised.
Harwood, Henrick
Based on a decade of evaluation experience, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has developed the Integrated Evaluation Methods (IEM) Package, a series of conceptual and methodological applications to enhance CSAT-funded evaluation activities. Products in the IEM Package are organized within an evaluation framework constructed on the basis of accumulated experiences among evaluation professionals. The framework is based upon evaluation strategies, structures, and approaches appropriate for substance abuse treatment evaluators and providers. This paper presents state-of-the-art models addressing issues related to coordination of treatment and evaluation activities, and integration of clinical, performance, and evaluation information. Specifically, it identifies an approach that will enable the evaluation team to measure costs and to demonstrate the value of their services. Appendix A is "Integrated Evaluation Methods Package: A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Knowledge-Generating Activities--Executive Summary," and Appendix B is "Editor's Note." (Contains 1 figure, 9 tables, and 8 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Authoring Institution: Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.; National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center, Rockville, MD.; Lewin Group, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: This document is being made available through Caliber/NEDS Contract No. 270-97-7016.