Outcomes Research

Posted by Nick Jaworski on Jun 01, 2020 in Outcomes Research

Treatment outcomes matter. More than simply for the purpose of promoting your program, they matter because great treatment has a high potential for saving lives.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Feb 24, 2020 in Outcomes Research

Academic research has shown that the process of monitoring how patients are feeling during treatment helps patients get better faster, particularly those hard-to-treat patients who are struggling.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 30, 2020 in Outcomes Research

Help your treatment program stand out by providing the information people searching for treatment are desperate for – hard data on your center’s success rate.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Oct 03, 2019 in Outcomes Research

Sixteen leading addiction treatment centers applied for the 2019 Excellence in Treatment award by submitting six-month or twelve-month post-treatment outcomes results for their patients. Four treatment centers with the best post-treatment abstinence rates received awards.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 14, 2019 in Outcomes Research

When the first J.D. Power surveys of car quality came out, the leaders of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all wasted many years questioning the research methodology and pooh-poohing its findings.  As Vista releases the first independent addiction treatment outcomes research in decades, we can’t afford the same kind of hubris.  When addiction treatment fails, people die

Posted by Joanna Conti on Dec 13, 2018 in Outcomes Research

Over the last 2½ years, Vista has attempted to contact more than 2,000 addiction treatment patients to learn how they’re doing post-treatment.  As we’ve grown, we’ve learned that several factors have a strong impact on our ability to connect with the patients.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jun 29, 2018 in Outcomes Research

As we analyzed treatment completion data for Vista’s first Outcomes Summit last week, we were surprised by the wide range of treatment completion rates among our clients.  Among short-term residential treatment programs, for example, the percentage of patients who successfully completed treatment ranged between 43% and 97%.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Feb 13, 2018 in Outcomes Research

Now that many state licensing organizations have joined the Joint Commission in requiring treatment programs to use patient-reported feedback to inform clinical care, centers are exploring a variety of different options.  Should you consider building your own?