ERIC Number: ED449397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Measurement for Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Integrated Evaluation Methods. Revised.
Harwood, Henrick; Bazron, Barbara; Fountain, Douglas
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, this concept paper contains a discussion of the need for and types of cost analyses for CSAT treatment evaluation and knowledge-generating activities. The theme of this paper is that there is a foundation for designing and undertaking comparisons of client outcomes across providers that make adjustments for the real differences in clients served by different providers. This foundation lies in undertaking case-mix adjustments when making such comparisons, rather than directly comparing the unadjusted results obtained for a given provider. Such information is useful to providers, as well as managed behavioral health organizations, policymakers, and clients and their friends and families. 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, 3 tables, and 19 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.