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Title: Developing State Outcomes Monitoring Systems for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment
Author(s): C Davis; R Henderson; K Lacy; A Verdelle
Corporate Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of Americ
Project Director: P A Harrison
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: ADM 270-91-0007
Publication Number: (SMA)95-3031
Sale Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document is intended to assist State agencies in the development, implementation, and management of an outcomes monitoring system (OMS) to improve drug treatment outcomes and increase accountability for expenditures on alcohol and other drug treatment.
Abstract: The guidelines are intended for State agency personnel, staff of managed care programs, providers of drug treatment, other interested allied health professionals, criminal justice and other professionals, and third-party payers. The discussion notes that outcomes monitoring can help determine the effectiveness of treatment for different types of individuals, improve program performance, and document cost- effectiveness. In addition, the data derived from outcomes monitoring systems can be used to make resource allocations, justify funding requests, and provide data on outcomes to managed care systems. Individual sections discuss guiding principles, political and other factors in planning a successful OMS, ethical issues and outcomes-based accountability, methods of monitoring outcomes, the content of an OMS, legal issues in outcomes monitoring, OMS budget considerations, and uses for the results of outcomes monitoring. Checklists, forms, and appended program descriptions, background information, and list of 91 references
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Evaluation measures; Evaluation techniques
Note: DCC; Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 14.
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