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Translating research findings into practice: example of treatment services for adolescents in managed care.
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PMID:  16767848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An important question in the alcoholism treatment field is how research findings can be translated into real-world clinical practice. Researchers have developed a new research-practice integration (RPI) model that can both drive the formulation of studies and new research questions and promote improvements in treatment quality. The hallmark of this model is a collaborative relationship between the key stakeholders in both alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and research, including health plan administrators and clinicians, treatment program administrators, psychiatry and primary care departments, patients and their families, purchasers, and researchers. The issue of technology transfer is especially relevant in the realm of adolescent AOD treatment. The implementation and feasibility of the RPI model are illustrated by a case study of a managed health care plan's treatment services for adolescents with AOD dependence. In this setting, key research findings are being used to shape the plan's adolescent health services.
Stacy Sterling; Constance Weisner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1535-7414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Res Health     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-13     Completed Date:  2006-07-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900708     Medline TA:  Alcohol Res Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
Alcoholism / therapy*
Cooperative Behavior
Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
Health Maintenance Organizations / organization & administration
Managed Care Programs / organization & administration*
Models, Organizational*
Organizational Case Studies
San Francisco
United States
Universities / organization & administration

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