ERIC Number: ED481937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The ADSS Cost Study: Costs of Substance Abuse Treatment in the Specialty Sector.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.
Understanding the cost of resources used in substance abuse treatment is of critical concern to policymakers, payers, and providers of care. The Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) was performed from 1996 to 1999. ADSS is a national study conducted in three phases to collect representative data on the characteristics of substance abuse treatment facilities, clients in treatment, post-treatment client status, and financing of care in the specialty substance abuse treatment sector. The purpose of the ADSS cost study was to provide a detailed data file and national estimates for cost, revenue, counseling activities, and staffing collected from a nationally representative sample of substance abuse treatment facilities. This report provides a detailed description of the methods used in the ADSS cost study, along with findings regarding key cost variables important to understanding the use of resources in substance abuse treatment. Four appendixes contain the ADSS Data Review Worksheet, the Phases I and II Questionnaire Data Summary Table, Internal and External Data Estimates, and Variance Estimation of Ratio Estimators. (Contains 16 tables and 6 figures.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Collection, National Surveys, Rehabilitation Programs, Resource Allocation, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; Tel: 301-468-2600; Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/ADSS/ADSSCostStudy.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.