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Drug Alcohol Depend. 2001 Jan 1;61(2):137-43.

Methods for enhancing transition of substance dependent patients from inpatient to outpatient treatment.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 6823, USA. chutuape@jhmi.edu

Abstract

This study examined methods for increasing transition of substance dependent patients from inpatient detoxification to outpatient aftercare. One hundred and ninety-six patients were randomly assigned to, (1) standard referral (standard); (2) standard referral with an incentive (incentive); or (3) staff escort from detoxification to aftercare with an incentive (escort+incentive). Incentives (worth US$13.00) were dispensed for completing aftercare intake procedures on the day of discharge from detoxification. More escort+incentive participants (76%) than those in the incentive (44%) or standard conditions (24%) completed intake. The escort+incentive procedure may be useful for improving transition from detoxification to aftercare.

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