Cost Study Available
SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS) recently released the
Drug and Alcohol Services Information System report, Alcohol
and Drug Services Study (ADSS) Cost Study. A multi-phase
study of substance abuse treatment facilities and clients, the ADSS
study was conducted by SAMHSA between 1996 and 1999.
Results of the study include the following:
For a PDF or HTML online copy of the report, go to SAMHSA's OAS
Web site at www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k4/costs/
- The mean cost per admission was highest for outpatient methadone
treatment ($7,415) and lowest for outpatient treatment (without
- Non-hospital residential care had the highest mean cost
per enrolled client day ($76.13).
- The average cost per outpatient visit for outpatient methadone
treatment was $17.78, compared with $26.72 per visit for outpatient
treatment (without methadone).
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