On-site primary care and mental health services in outpatient drug abuse treatment units

Peter D. Friedmann, Jeffrey A. Alexander, Lei Jin, Thomas D'Aunno

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Providing health services to drug abuse treatment clients improves their outcomes. Using data from a 1995 national survey of 597 outpatient drug abuse treatment units, this article examines the relationship between these units' ouganizational features and the degree to which they provided on-site primary care and mental health services. In two-stage models, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations-certified and methadone programs delivered more on-site primary care services. Units affiliated with mental health centers provided more on-site mental health services but less direct medical care. Units with more dual-diagnosis clients provided more on-site mental health but fewer on-site HIV/AIDS treatment services. Organizational features appear to influence the degree to which health services are incorporated into drug abuse treatment. Fully integrated care might be an unattainable ideal for many such organizations, but quality improvement across the treatment system might increase the reliability of clients' access to health services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-94
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1999

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Mental Health Services
drug abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Primary Health Care
health service
Outpatients
mental health
Health Services
Mental Health
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
Therapeutics
Methadone
Quality Improvement
accreditation
medical care
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS
HIV
Organizations

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  • Health Professions(all)

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On-site primary care and mental health services in outpatient drug abuse treatment units. / Friedmann, Peter D.; Alexander, Jeffrey A.; Jin, Lei; D'Aunno, Thomas.

In: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, Vol. 26, No. 1, 02.1999, p. 80-94.

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