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STUDY 1999 PDF file 216Kb
Cost effectiveness of alcohol treatment improved by cutting inpatient stays
This well designed British study showed that outcomes need not suffer when inpatient stays for alcohol treatment are more than halved (but treatment intensity is maintained), with consequent improvements in cost-effectiveness.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 217Kb
Major national treatment study suggests British drug services deliver net cost savings
Influential results from the national English drug treatment evaluation included a cut in the crime rate to a third of pre-treatment levels, leading to an estimate that every extra £1 spent on treatment saved over £3 in the costs of crime alone.
IN PRACTICE 1999 PDF file 292Kb
Are we right to spend more?
Commissioners in London wanted to know if they were getting value for money from extending residential and day care stays for substance dependent clients. To find out they trialed the Christo Inventory, a new quick and simple monitoring tool.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 175Kb
US study establishes optimal durations for drug detoxification and rehabilitation
A new computerised network which tracked clients across the Boston treatment system revealed cut-off points beyond which greater retention in residential or outpatient treatment was not associated with higher rates of treatment completion.
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