Management practices in substance abuse treatment programs

K. John McConnell, Kim A. Hoffman, Andrew Quanbeck, Dennis McCarty

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Abstract

Efforts to understand how to improve the delivery of substance abuse treatment have led to a recent call for studies on the "business of addiction treatment." This study adapts an innovative survey tool to collect baseline management practice data from 147 addiction treatment programs enrolled in the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment 200 project. Measures of "good" management practice were strongly associated with days to treatment admission. Management practice scores were weakly associated with revenues per employee but were not correlated with operating margins. Better management practices were more prevalent among programs with a higher number of competitors in their catchment area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Quality Improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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