Quality, accountability, and effectiveness in addiction treatment: The measurement-based practice model

Citation:

Kelly, J. F., & Mee-Lee, D. (2019). Quality, accountability, and effectiveness in addiction treatment: The measurement-based practice model. In I. Danovitch & L. Mooney (Ed.), The assessment and treatment of addiction: Best practices and new frontiers (1st ed. pp. 207-218) . Elsevier.

Abstract:

A major emphasis in addiction treatment is to implement interventions that improve patients' outcomes and quality of life. Despite this worthy goal, the field has been beset by numerous challenges: immense variation in the uptake and implementation of evidence-based practices; large variability in quality care—even when evidence-based practices are adopted; and inadequate demonstration of improved patient outcomes when programs actually do deliver evidence-based practices with high fidelity. Together with the overselling of addiction treatment effectiveness by some sectors of the treatment field, these observations have led to calls for much greater accountability, including a move toward systematic measuring and reporting of patients' treatment outcomes or measurement-based practice (MBP). This chapter describes the rationale and preliminary evidence for MBP and discusses the clinical and public health implications for its widespread adoption and implementation across the addiction treatment field.

Last updated on 07/08/2019