Improving session attendance in mental health and substance abuse settings: a review of controlled studies.

@article{Lefforge2007ImprovingSA,
  title={Improving session attendance in mental health and substance abuse settings: a review of controlled studies.},
  author={Noelle L Lefforge and Brad C Donohue and Marilyn J Strada},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={1-22}
}
Patient nonattendance to scheduled sessions results in excessive costs to mental health and substance abuse providers and compromises the care of clients. This paper presents a comprehensive review of interventions that have been shown to increase session attendance rates in these settings. Unique to other review papers, reliability estimates were performed in the selection and evaluation of obtained studies. Reliability of article selection and evaluation strategies was excellent (.80 to .88… CONTINUE READING