E. A. Wolfson, F.A.C.P.; D. B. Louria, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. F. Hickey, Ph.D.; A. Sheffet, M.A.; M. Lavenhar, Ph.D.; S. Einstein, Ph.D.
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The New Jersey Medical School serves as a centralized intake and referral and medical-psychiatric backup for narcotic-dependent patients, who are referred to six independent rehabilitation agencies, each offering a different modality of rehabilitation. A computerized system has been developed for monitoring and tracking patient flow (approximately 2000 patients annually) and evaluating the effectiveness of the agencies.
The system includes an area-wide confidential narcotic registry. After initial registration, a 56-character psychosocial profile instrument (interview) is completed on each new patient. After completing the intake interviews and in-hospital detoxification when indicated, the addict is referred for rehabilitation, and monthly status reports are
Wolfson EA, Louria DB, Hickey RF, Sheffet A, Lavenhar M, Einstein S. A Model for Evaluation of Addiction Treatment Programs.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:814. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-814_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):814.
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