Click individual cells in the table below to see the documents selected for that cell and (see below) the Matrix Bite commentary. Alternatively, see this résumé of the entire Matrix Bites course for a more conventional row-by-row presentation.
Matrix Bites Fortnightly cell-by-cell introduction to the matrices cumulating to a foundation course on the treatment evidence-base. Each bite was incorporated in its cell in the table and remains available for you access. Click row title for an introduction to that row’s bites, or click a cell and in the resulting page unfold the bite by clicking the Matrix Bite link at the bottom.
Staff working directly with clients and patients may find columns A and B most relevant;
Their managers columns C and D;
Commissioners and planning partnerships column E.
Needle exchange and other harm reduction staff may find row 1 most relevant;
Staff in specialist medical services rows 2 and 3;
Counsellors and therapists in specialist services rows 2 and 4;
Staff working for the criminal justice system rows 2 and 5.
Where available, each cell includes links (or links to corresponding Effectiveness Bank analyses) to a few:
S Seminal studies from the past of lasting relevance
K Key studies; usually more recent studies of particular importance
R Reviews of the research on this topic
G Guidelines on practice based on research
more Searches for other relevant documents on the Effectiveness Bank web site
Techniques, programmes, equipment, therapies or medications ... more
Staff attributes, training, skills, qualifications, and competencies ... more
Selecting, training and managing staff and managing interventions ... more
What kinds of organisations foster effectiveness at levels A, B and C ... more
Fostering an appropriate mix and quality of services across an area ... more
Reducing harm even if drug use continues, even if at the same level ... more
Affecting medical and psychosocial treatments and criminal justice work ... more
Treatment in a medical context involving medical care, usually medications ... more
'Talking therapies' in which human interaction is the main active ingredient ... more
Funded or ordered to safeguard the wider community, or studies of these impacts ... more
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