Outcomes of patients in a VA ambulatory detoxification program.

  title={Outcomes of patients in a VA ambulatory detoxification program.},
  author={Eve J Wiseman and Kathy L. Henderson and Margaret J Briggs},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={48 2},
OBJECTIVE The study examined outcomes of patients enrolled in a Veterans Affairs ambulatory detoxification program. METHODS Descriptive statistical data were collected by routine clerical processes at a VA medical center. Patients' outcomes were operationally defined to include completion of the detoxification program, dropout or discharge, or re-enrollment in the program; admission to inpatient detoxification; and referral to, entry into, and completion of substance abuse rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING