Staff and patient predictions of success in an inpatient alcohol treatment unit.

@article{Gofberg1985StaffAP,
  title={Staff and patient predictions of success in an inpatient alcohol treatment unit.},
  author={R Gofberg},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 11-12},
  pages={1809-13}
}
  • R Gofberg
  • Published 1985 in The International journal of the addictions
Staff and patients were overly optimistic in their predictions of abstinence. Staff and patients were equally successful at predicting abstinence. When predictions of abstinence were combined with predictions of nonabstinence, staff predictions were better than patient predictions, probably because patients predicted nonabstinence less frequently.