Accession Number : ADA271545

Title :   Outpatient Treatment of Alcoholics in the Navy: A Feasible and Cost Effective Alternative.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Avila, Nancy L. ; Knobloch, Kurt B.

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The Navy provides inpatient treatment for diagnosed alcoholics. Replacing some of the inpatient treatment with outpatient treatment is feasible, especially when treatment matching occurs. The major objective for using outpatient treatment is to capture considerable savings while maintaining treatment effectiveness. The results indicate that the Navy should be able to implement an outpatient treatment model for early stage alcoholics and maintain a success rate comparable to the inpatient treatment model. This would reflect a savings in program costs and replacement costs. Alcohol, Alcoholism, Alcoholic, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol dependence, Treatment, Rehabilitation, Treatment outcome, Treatment cost, Health care costs.

Descriptors :   *ALCOHOLISM, *REHABILITATION, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *PATIENTS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, ALCOHOLS, COSTS, HEALTH, MATCHING, MODELS, NAVY, RATES, REPLACEMENT, SAVINGS, OUTPATIENT CLINICS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, THESES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Psychology
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE