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Utilization review of treatment for chemical dependence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8166789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Utilization review of treatment for chemical dependence has become increasingly important as evidence accumulates that outpatient treatment can be effective in many cases. The authors discuss the basic questions that guide utilization review of treatment for chemical dependence, summarize research that has led to the increasing emphasis on outpatient and partial hospital treatment approaches, and review the American Psychiatric Association's guidelines for utilization review of chemical dependence treatment. Case examples illustrate issues in the treatment of adolescents, patients with dual diagnoses, and relapsing patients. The authors conclude that utilization review supports use of inpatient care only for patients who require intensive services, including those who are a danger to themselves or others, have serious physical or psychiatric disorders, or have not responded to an adequate trial of outpatient treatment.
M G Allen; K L Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-21     Completed Date:  1993-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  752-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / epidemiology,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Combined Modality Therapy
Community Mental Health Services / trends*
Hospitalization / trends*
Mental Disorders / epidemiology,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Utilization Review*
Comment In:
Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1994 Jan;45(1):80   [PMID:  8125471 ]

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