Performance Improvement 2003. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

01/01/2003

Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis of Substance Abuse Treatment:  A Bibliography

This bibliography lists books, published articles and research/evaluations, and government documents (including “Web” publications) published since 1980 that focus on the costs of substance abuse treatment, methods for estimating the costs of treatment, and studies of the cost effectiveness and cost benefits of substance abuse treatment. This document also identifies trends and areas where there are gaps in the literature.

FEDERAL CONTACT: Nita Fleagle, 240-276-2823 PIC ID: 7811.2

PERFORMER: Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA

 

Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis of Substance Abuse Treatment:  A Literature Review

This literature review summarizes the major findings from books, published articles, research and evaluations, and government documents (including “Web” publications) published since 1980, which focus on the cost effectiveness and cost benefits of substance abuse treatment. Cost effectiveness and cost benefit studies play an important role in evaluating existing and alternative substance abuse approaches and in assessing new treatment methods.  Evaluating the outcomes and costs of treatment is necessary in order to determine how to more efficiently allocate scarce resources.  This document is intended to assist policymakers, researchers/evaluators, and treatment providers to identify and acquire evidence-based information. Policymakers and researchers/evaluators can use this information to help inform decisions of whether or not an increase in effectiveness justifies an increase in cost of a treatment. Treatment providers need this information when they seek funding from public agencies.

This review also explores trends and areas where there are gaps in the literature. FEDERAL CONTACT: Nita Fleagle 240-276-2823

PIC ID: 7811.1

PERFORMER: Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA

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