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Key Resources: Substance Abuse Treatment Benefits and Costs

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Clark, R.E., Samnaliev, M., and McGovern, M.P. (2009). Impact of substance disorders on medical expenditures for Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health disorders. Psychiatric Services, 60, 35 - 42.
Deck, D.D., Wiitala, W.L. & Laws, K.E. (2006). Medicaid coverage and access to publicly funded opiate treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 33 (3), 324 - 334.
Ettner, S. L., Huang, D., Evans, E., Ash, D. R., Hardy, M., Jourabchi, M., Hser, Y. (2006). Benefit-cost in the California Outcome Project (CalTOP): Does substance abuse treatment "pay for itself"? Health Services Research, 41(1), 192-213, 2006..
French, M. T. (2004). Drug Addiction Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP) Client (Outpatient) Version University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL: Michael T. French.
Fuller, B., Rieckmann, T.R., McCarty, D., Ringor-Carty, R. & Kennard, S. (2006). Elimination of methadone benefits in the Oregon Health Plan and its effects on patients. Psychiatric Services, 57 (5), 686 -691.
Gerstein, D. R., Johnson, R. A., Harwood, H. J., Fontain, D., Suter, N., & Malloy, K. (1994). Evaluating Recovery Services: The California Drug and Alcohol Treatment Assessment (CALDATA) -- General Report (Rep. No. Publication No. ADP 94-629). Sacramento, CA: California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
Goldman, H.H., Frank, R.G., Burnam, M.A., Huskamp, H.A., Ridgely, M.S., Normand, S.-L., T., Young, A.S., Barry, C.L., Azzone, V., Busch, A.B., Azrin, S.T., Moran, G., Lichtenstein, C. & Blasinsky, M. (2006). Behavioral Health Insurance Parity for Federal Employees. New England Journal of Medicine, 354, 1378 -1386.
Lo Sasso, A. T. & Lyons, J. S. (2002). The effects of copayments on substance abuse treatment expenditures and treatment reoccurrence. Psychiatric Services, 53, 1605-1611.
Lo Sasso, A. T. & Lyons, J. S. (2004). The sensitivity of substance abuse treatment intensity to co-payment levels. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 31, 50-65.
Mark, T.L., Harwood, H.J., McKusick, D.C., King, E.C., Vandivort-Warren, R. & Buck, J.A. (2008) Mental health and substance abuse spending by age, 2003. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, e-publication in advance of print publication (available on the journal’s webpage).
Mark, T.L., Levit, K.R., Coffey, R.M., McKusick, D.C., Harwood, H.J., King, E.C., Bouchery, E., Genuardi, J.S., Vandivort-Warren, R., Buck, J.A. & Ryan, K. (2007) National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment, 1993 – 2003. SAMHSA Publication No. SMA 07-4227. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Metnal Health Services Administration.
McCollister, K. E. & French, M. T. (2003). The relative contribution of outcome domains in the total economic benefit of addiction interventions: A review of first findings. Addiction, 98, 1659.
McCollister, K. E., French, M. T., Inciardi, J. A., Butzin, C. A., Martin, S. S., & Hooper, R. M. (2003a). Post-release substance abuse treatment for criminal offenders: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 19, 389-407.
McCollister, K. E., French, M. T., Prendergast, M., Hall, E., & Sacks, S. (2004). Long-term cost effectiveness of addiction treatment for criminal offenders. Justice Quarterly, 21, 659-679.
McCollister, K. E., French, M. T., Prendergast, M., Wexler, H., Sacks, S., & Hall, E. (2003b). Is in-prison treatment enough? A cost-effectiveness analysis of prison-based treatment and aftercare services for substance-abusing offenders. Law & Policy, 25, 63-82.
McConnell, K.J., Wallace, N.T., Gallia, C.A. and Smith, J.A. (2008) Effect of eliminating behavioral health benefits for selected Medicaid enrollees. Health Services Research, 43, 1348 - 1365.
McLellan, A. T., Lewis, D. C., Obrien, C. P., & Kleber, H. D. (2000). Drug dependence a chronic medical illness: Implications for treatment, insurance and outcomes evaluation. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284, 1689-1695.
Roebuck, M. C., French, M. T., & McLellan, A. T. (2003). DATStats: Results from 85 studies using the Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 25, 51-57.
SAMHSA. See Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Schermer, C. R., Gentilello, L. M., Hoyt, D. B., Moore, E. E., Moore, J. B., Rozycki, G. S. et al. (2003). National survey of trauma surgeons' use of alcohol screening and brief intervention. The Journal of TRAUMA Injury, Infecton, and Critical Care, 55, 849-856.
Sindelar, J. L., Jofre-Bonet, M., French, M. T., & McLellan, A. T. (2004). Cost-effectiveness analysis of addiction treatment: Paradoxes of multiple outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 73, 41-50.
Steenrod, S., Brisson, A., McCarty, D. & Hodgkin, D. (2001). Effects of managed care on programs and practices for the treatment of alcohol and drug dependence. In M. Galanter (Ed.), Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Services Research in the Era of Managed Care, Vol 15, (pp. 51 - 71). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
Stein, B., Orlando, M., & Sturm, R. (2000). The effect of copayments on drug and alcohol treatment following inpatient detoxification under managed care. Psychiatric Services, 51, 195 - 198.
Stein, B., Reardon, E., & Sturm, R. (1999). Substance abuse services utilization under managed care: HMOs versus carve-out plans. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 26, 451 - 456.
Stein, JJ, ed. Substance abuse: The nation's number one health problem. Princeton, N.J.: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2008). Results from the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. NSDUH Series H-34, DHHS Publication No. SMA 08-4343. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Walter, L. J., Ackerson, L., & Allen, S. (2005). Medicaid chemical dependency patients in a commercial health plan: Do high medical costs come down over time? Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 32, 253-263.
Wickizer, T.M., Krupski, A., Stark, K.D., Mancuso, D. and Campbell, K. (2006) The effect of substance abuse treatment on Medicaid expenditures among General Assistance welfare clients in Washington State. The Milbank Quarterly, 84 (3), 555 - 576.
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