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The Cost Effectiveness of Early Intervention for Substance Abuse

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness for persons with traumatic brain injuries of early versus late treatment of substance abuse using a case management model. The early group were those individuals who initiate treatment within one year post-injury; the late group were those initiating treatment two to five years post-injury. Outcomes after nine months of treatment were compared between groups, as well as with a comparison group of subjects with substance abuse problems, matched for time post-injury, who did not receive case management. Cost per client (based on staff contact hours) of changes in substance use, community integration, and subjective well-being were compared between early and late groups. Subjects were drawn from a multi-center study funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with treated groups drawn from a program at Ohio State University and comparison group subjects from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Registry Project Number: 100
Lead Investigator: Corrigan, J
Lead Center for Project: Ohio State University
Collaborating Investigators: Heinemann, A
Keywords: service delivery, seizure, epilepsy, community integration
Date of Completion: 12/01/2001
Type: Local
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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