Constance Weisner, DrPH, MSW
University of California, San Francisco; Kaiser Permanente
This study will examine how performance on the AOD initiation and engagement measures vary by characteristics of the eligible population; how performance on the AOD initiation and engagement measures vary by system characteristics; and structural differences and policies within each region and for specific facilities which may explain variations in performance on the HEDIS AOD Initiation and Engagement measures.
Rates of initiation and engagement varied but were low. Findings identified age, race/ethnicity, co-occurring conditions, and department of identification as key factors associated with AOD Initiation and Engagement in Treatment (AOD-IET). Focusing on these could help programs develop interventions that facilitate AOD-IET for those less likely to receive care.
Primary Outcomes Article: Weisner C, et al. Factors associated with Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) alcohol and other drug measure performance in 2014-2015. Substance Abuse 2019;40(3):318-327. [get article]
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