Association of outpatient alcohol and drug treatment with health care utilization and cost: revisiting the offset hypothesis.

@article{Parthasarathy2001AssociationOO,
  title={Association of outpatient alcohol and drug treatment with health care utilization and cost: revisiting the offset hypothesis.},
  author={Sujaya Parthasarathy and Constance M. Weisner and Teh-wei Hu and Charles Moore},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={89-97}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examines the hypothesis that treatment reduces medical utilization and costs of patients with substance use problems. METHOD Adult patients (N = 1.011; 67% men) entering the outpatient chemical dependency recovery program at Sacramento Kaiser Permanente over a 2-year period were recruited into the study. Medical utilization and costs were examined for 18 months prior and 18 months after intake. To account for overall changes in utilization and cost, an age, gender and… CONTINUE READING
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