A Simplified Method for Routine Outcome Monitoring after Drug Abuse Treatment

  title={A Simplified Method for Routine Outcome Monitoring after Drug Abuse Treatment},
  author={Richard D. Lennox and Marie A. Sternquist and Alfonso Paredes},
  journal={Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment},
  pages={155 - 169}
The routine collection of drug treatment outcomes to manage quality of care, improve patient satisfaction, and allocate treatment resources is currently hampered by two key difficulties: (1) problems locating clients once they leave treatment; and (2) the prohibitive cost of obtaining meaningful and reliable post-treatment data. This pilot describes precise methods for an economical staff-based routine outcome monitoring (ROM) system using an 18-item core measure telephone survey. As… 

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