publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Coordination of Care in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Interorganizational Perspective

Spear, Suzanne Evelyn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The high cost of detoxification (detox) services and health risks associated with continued substance abuse make readmission to detox an important indicator of poor performance for substance abuse treatment systems. One major service gap in the continuum of care for substance use disorders associated with readmissions is not transitioning patients to rehabilitation after a detox service. This study examined the problem of detox readmissions from an interorganizational network perspective. There were four aims: 1) determine the extent to which detox patients transfer to rehabilitation within 14 days of discharge from a detox service, 2) map the linkages between t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public health, Health sciences, coordination of care, detoxification, social networks, substance abuse
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