The entries below are our accounts of documents collected by Drug and Alcohol Findings as relevant to improving outcomes from drug or alcohol interventions in the UK. The original documents were not published by Findings; click on the Titles to obtain copies. Free reprints may also be available from the authors. If displayed, click prepared e-mail to adapt the pre-prepared e-mail message or compose your own message. The Summary is intended to convey the findings and views expressed in the document. Below may be a commentary from Drug and Alcohol Findings.
Starting point of this evidence-based primer on how to – and how not to – implement treatment improvements was a valuable review (first entry) from two leading US scholars with top-level UK experience. Tactics considered included incentives for outcomes and evidence-based practices, regulations, credentialing requirements, and putting the money in the hands of the patient. Next entries are some of the most relevant of the recent studies cited by the review plus a later follow-up study. In the process a research-informed eye is cast over UK payment-by-results schemes.