Integrating primary medical care with addiction treatment: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Integrating primary medical care with addiction treatment: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Constance M. Weisner and Jennifer R. Mertens and Sujaya Parthasarathy and Charles Moore and Ying Lu},
  volume={286 14},
CONTEXT The prevalence of medical disorders is high among substance abuse patients, yet medical services are seldom provided in coordination with substance abuse treatment. OBJECTIVE To examine differences in treatment outcomes and costs between integrated and independent models of medical and substance abuse care as well as the effect of integrated care in a subgroup of patients with substance abuse-related medical conditions (SAMCs). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial conducted between… CONTINUE READING


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