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Effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment

The article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2001 RSA Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The organizer/chair was Stephen Magura. The presentations examined: (1) How managed care organization policies may affect enrollees’ use of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, by Constance Horgan and associates; (2) The determinants of patients’ access to and utilization of AOD treatment in a large health maintenance organization, by Jennifer R. Mertens and Constance Weisner; (3) The impact on treatment access and costs of a statewide carve-out for AOD treatment for Medicaid, by Donald Shepard and associates; and (4) The predictive validity of a new patient assessment technology developed, in part, to better justify AOD treatment in response to the demands of managed care, by Stephen Magura and associates.

Authors: Magura S; Horgan CM; Mertens JR; Shepard DS

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Mar;26(3):416-22.

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