Substance Abuse Treatment Programs’ Data Management Capacity: an Exploratory Study

  title={Substance Abuse Treatment Programs’ Data Management Capacity: an Exploratory Study},
  author={MPH Jennifer P. Wisdom and J F and Meg Wise and MA DeirdreMackey and MPH Carla A. Green},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
Despite treatment improvement and performance management imperatives, little research describes the data management capacity of substance abuse treatment programs, and useful metrics are not available to gauge capacity. This exploratory study evaluates clinical and administrative data management at eight substance abuse treatment programs in four US states to identify factors for developing an appropriate metric. Findings indicate that programs tend to manage data inefficiently and have few… CONTINUE READING

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