JENNIFER RENE MERTENS
Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
- Costs of care for persons with opioid dependence in commercial integrated health systemsFrances L Lynch
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 N, Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 9:16. 2014..When used in general medical practices, buprenorphine is an effective treatment for opioid dependence, yet little is known about how use of buprenorphine affects the utilization and cost of health care in commercial health systems...
- Effectiveness of nurse-practitioner-delivered brief motivational intervention for young adult alcohol and drug use in primary care in South Africa: a randomized clinical trialJennifer R Mertens
Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
Alcohol Alcohol 49:430-8. 2014..To assess the effectiveness of brief motivational intervention for alcohol and drug use in young adult primary care patients in a low-income population and country...
- Ten-year stability of remission in private alcohol and drug outpatient treatment: non-problem users versus abstainersJennifer R Mertens
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 125:67-74. 2012..over time? (b) What was the risk of relapse for non-problem users versus abstainers? (c) What individual, treatment, and extra-treatment characteristics predicted time to relapse, and did these differ by non-problem use versus abstinence?..
- The role of medical conditions and primary care services in 5-year substance use outcomes among chemical dependency treatment patientsJennifer R Mertens
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 98:45-53. 2008....
- Medical conditions of adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment: comparison with matched controlsJennifer R Mertens
Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
J Adolesc Health 40:173-9. 2007..This study addresses gaps in the literature regarding medical comorbidities in adolescents with alcohol and drug use disorders...
- Readmission among chemical dependency patients in private, outpatient treatment: patterns, correlates and role in long-term outcomeJennifer R Mertens
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
J Stud Alcohol 66:842-7. 2005..We examine readmission patterns and the role of readmission in 5-year outcome in chemical dependency patients in a private, integrated health plan...
- Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costsJennifer R Mertens
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:989-98. 2005..However, little is known about the larger population of "hazardous" drinkers (those whose consumption increases their "risk of physical and psychological harm") and drug users...
- Medical and psychiatric conditions of alcohol and drug treatment patients in an HMO: comparison with matched controlsJennifer R Mertens
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Arch Intern Med 163:2511-7. 2003..Yet, prior research on the health conditions related to substance abuse is largely focused on alcohol and is from patients treated in publicly funded programs, inpatients, and the general population...
- Relationship between use of psychiatric services and five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomesG Thomas Ray
Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Psychiatr Serv 56:164-71. 2005..It was anticipated that receipt of psychiatric services would predict long-term abstinence...
- Coping among individuals seeking private chemical dependence treatment: gender differences and impact on length of stay in treatmentCarolynn S Kohn
Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1228-33. 2002..Because predictors of length of stay in treatment vary by gender, it also may be reasonable to expect gender differences in coping strategies as well as in the relationship between coping and LOS in treatment...
- Individuals receiving addiction treatment: are medical costs of their family members reduced?Constance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Addiction 105:1226-34. 2010..To examine whether alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is related to reduced medical costs of family members...
- Trends in prescribed opioid therapy for non-cancer pain for individuals with prior substance use disordersConstance M Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Pain 145:287-93. 2009....
- Family members of people with alcohol or drug dependence: health problems and medical cost compared to family members of people with diabetes and asthmaG Thomas Ray
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Addiction 104:203-14. 2009..To compare the medical costs and prevalence of health conditions of family members of people with an alcohol or drug dependence (AODD) diagnosis to family members of people with diabetes and asthma...
- The excess medical cost and health problems of family members of persons diagnosed with alcohol or drug problemsG Thomas Ray
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Med Care 45:116-22. 2007..Having a family member with substance use problems affects family functioning, which may lead to increased medical problems and increased health care utilization and costs in the other family members...
- Short-term alcohol and drug treatment outcomes predict long-term outcomeConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 71:281-94. 2003..We examined the relationship of 6-month treatment outcomes to abstinence 5 years post-treatment, and whether the predictors of abstinence at 5 years were different for those who were, and were not, abstinent at 6 months...
- Five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes of older adults versus middle-aged and younger adults in a managed care programDerek D Satre
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
Addiction 99:1286-97. 2004..We examined age group differences in individual, treatment and extra-treatment factors, which may influence long-term outcome...
- Gender differences in treatment outcomes for alcohol dependence among older adultsDerek D Satre
Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
J Stud Alcohol 65:638-42. 2004..This study examined clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of older alcohol-dependent men and women in a mixed-age private outpatient chemical dependency program...
- Services integration and cost-effectivenessMichael E Hilton
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research, NIAAA, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7003, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:271-80. 2003..This symposium presents some recent studies in this area. The small but growing body of studies in this area has great potential to inform public policy debates...
- Effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatmentStephen Magura
National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:416-22. 2002....