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Completion rates of clients discharged from drug and alcohol treatment programs in Washington State.
OBJECTIVES The primary goal of this study was to analyze completion rates of clients in drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs in Washington State and to assess the factors associated withExpand
Utilization and cost of health care services for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
BACKGROUND Despite an increasing prevalence of diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children, the impact of ADHD on utilization and costs of health care services is largelyExpand
Opioid dosing trends and mortality in Washington State workers' compensation, 1996-2002.
BACKGROUND The use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain has increased in the United States since state laws were relaxed in the late 1990s. These policy changes occurred despite scanty scientificExpand
Race- and ethnicity-specific characteristics of participants lost to follow-up in a telephone cohort.
The purpose of this study was to describe race- and ethnicity-specific characteristics of subjects lost to follow-up. For a study of community-based health interventions, adult subjects from 11 USExpand
ISSLS Prize Winner: Early Predictors of Chronic Work Disability: A Prospective, Population-Based Study of Workers With Back Injuries
Study Design. Prospective population-based cohort study. Objective. To identify early predictors of chronic work disability after work-related back injury. Summary of Background Data. IdentificationExpand
Bending the prescription opioid dosing and mortality curves: impact of the Washington State opioid dosing guideline.
BACKGROUND Opioid use and dosing for patients with chronic non-cancer pain have dramatically increased over the past decade, resulting in a national epidemic of mortality associated withExpand
Alcohol Interventions for Trauma Patients Treated in Emergency Departments and Hospitals: A Cost Benefit Analysis
Objective:To determine if brief alcohol interventions in trauma centers reduce health care costs. Summary Background Data:Alcohol-use disorders are the leading cause of injury. Brief interventions inExpand
Do drug-free workplace programs prevent occupational injuries? Evidence from Washington State.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a publicly sponsored drug-free workplace program on reducing the risk of occupational injuries. DATA SOURCES Workers' compensation claims data from theExpand
Early Opioid Prescription and Subsequent Disability Among Workers With Back Injuries: The Disability Risk Identification Study Cohort
Study Design. Prospective, population-based cohort study. Objective. To examine whether prescription of opioids within 6 weeks of low back injury is associated with work disability at 1 year. SummaryExpand
Worker Recovery Expectations and Fear-Avoidance Predict Work Disability in a Population-Based Workers’ Compensation Back Pain Sample
Study Design. Prospective, population-based cohort study. Objectives. To examine whether worker demographic, pain, disability, and psychosocial variables, assessed soon after work-related back painExpand
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