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The widespread use of the DDCAT and DDCMHT measures speaks to their appeal to the behavioral health community. The measures are pragmatic and relatively easy to use. A range of constituencies find the measures useful, and a variety of implementations have occurred by system and regulatory agencies as well as treatment providers.

The sections below summarize examples of how the DDCMHT has been used to assess and guide quality improvement in program co-occurring capacity. In addition, applications for health services research are described. The objective ratings and categorization of programs using the DDCMHT can assist clients and families in making informed choices about treatment.