GARY ZARKIN

Summary

Affiliation: RTI International
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Benefits and costs of substance abuse treatment programs for state prison inmates: results from a lifetime simulation model
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Health Econ 21:633-52. 2012
  2. pmc The effect of alcohol treatment on social costs of alcohol dependence: results from the COMBINE study
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Med Care 48:396-401. 2010
  3. pmc Cost and cost-effectiveness of the COMBINE study in alcohol-dependent patients
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1214-21. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The costs of pursuing accreditation for methadone treatment sites: results from a national study
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Behavioral Health Research Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Eval Rev 30:119-38. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and wages: new results from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
    G A Zarkin
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Health Econ 17:53-68. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Benefits and costs of methadone treatment: results from a lifetime simulation model
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Health Econ 14:1133-50. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The costs of screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol use
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:849-57. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of treatment completion and length of stay on employment and crime in outpatient drug-free treatment
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI, 3040 Cornwallis Road, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:261-71. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Estimating the willingness to pay for drug abuse treatment: a pilot study
    G A Zarkin
    Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 18:149-59. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of ibutilide versus electrical cardioversion in the conversion of atrial fibrillation and flutter to normal rhythm
    G A Zarkin
    Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Manag Care 3:1387-94. 1997

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Benefits and costs of substance abuse treatment programs for state prison inmates: results from a lifetime simulation model
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Health Econ 21:633-52. 2012
    ..Our study demonstrates the societal gains to improving the drug treatment system for state prisoners...
  2. pmc The effect of alcohol treatment on social costs of alcohol dependence: results from the COMBINE study
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Med Care 48:396-401. 2010
    ..Policy makers, patients, and nonalcohol-dependent individuals may be concerned not only with alcohol treatment costs but also with the effect of alcohol interventions on broader social costs and outcomes...
  3. pmc Cost and cost-effectiveness of the COMBINE study in alcohol-dependent patients
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1214-21. 2008
    ..The costs and cost-effectiveness of these combinations are unknown and of interest to clinicians and policy makers...
  4. ncbi request reprint The costs of pursuing accreditation for methadone treatment sites: results from a national study
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Behavioral Health Research Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Eval Rev 30:119-38. 2006
    ..Policy makers and drug treatment providers can use this analysis to plan the labor requirements and costs of future accreditation initiatives...
  5. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and wages: new results from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
    G A Zarkin
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Health Econ 17:53-68. 1998
    ..For women, the estimated alcohol use premium is approximately half as large as for men and is statistically insignificant...
  6. ncbi request reprint Benefits and costs of methadone treatment: results from a lifetime simulation model
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Health Econ 14:1133-50. 2005
    ..Similar models can be developed for other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, mental illness, or cardiovascular disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint The costs of screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol use
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:849-57. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of treatment completion and length of stay on employment and crime in outpatient drug-free treatment
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI, 3040 Cornwallis Road, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:261-71. 2002
    ..Although our results are mixed, these findings suggest that greater attention should be placed on evaluating the importance of both length of stay and treatment completion in treatment outcome studies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Estimating the willingness to pay for drug abuse treatment: a pilot study
    G A Zarkin
    Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 18:149-59. 2000
    ..The mean WTP for both types of drug treatment programs was estimated to be approximately $37 per respondent. Finally, we demonstrated how the results of the CV method may be used in a benefit-cost analysis of drug treatment...
  10. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of ibutilide versus electrical cardioversion in the conversion of atrial fibrillation and flutter to normal rhythm
    G A Zarkin
    Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Manag Care 3:1387-94. 1997
    ..Sensitivity analysis shows that our results are robust to changes in cost and effectiveness estimates...
  11. ncbi request reprint Implications of managed care for methadone treatment. Findings from five case studies in New York State
    G A Zarkin
    Health and Human Resource Economics Program, Research Triangle Institute, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 17:25-35. 1999
    ..All the programs stated that limits on treatment would increase drug use and, consequently, increase crime and risk of infectious disease, and cause overall deterioration of the community...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of an enhanced employee assistance program (EAP) intervention on EAP utilization
    G A Zarkin
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:351-8. 2001
    ..This study evaluates whether the enhanced EAP intervention increased EAP utilization...
  13. pmc Examining variation in treatment costs: a cost function for outpatient methadone treatment programs
    Laura J Dunlap
    RTI International, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 902, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:931-50. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Measuring economic outcomes of alcohol treatment using the Economic Form 90
    Jeremy W Bray
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:248-55. 2007
    ..This article assesses the ability of the economic outcome measures in the Economic Form 90 to detect differences across levels of alcohol dependence as measured by the Alcohol Dependence Scale...
  15. doi request reprint The effect of alternative staff time data collection methods on drug treatment service cost estimates
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Eval Program Plann 31:427-35. 2008
    ..Our findings suggest that the key informant method is the preferred method for costing substance abuse treatment services...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of screening and brief intervention for risky drinking on health care utilization in managed care organizations
    Jeremy W Bray
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Med Care 45:177-82. 2007
    ..We sought to estimate the effect of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for risky alcohol use on the health care utilization of risky drinkers in 4 managed care organizations...
  17. pmc Revisiting the cost-effectiveness of the COMBINE study for alcohol dependent patients: the patient perspective
    Laura J Dunlap
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Med Care 48:306-13. 2010
    ..This article presents estimates of patients' costs associated with the Combined Pharmacotherapies and Behavioral Interventions (COMBINE) alcohol treatments and evaluates the treatments' cost-effectiveness from the patient perspective...
  18. ncbi request reprint Do treatment services for drug users in outpatient drug-free treatment programs affect employment and crime?
    Laura J Dunlap
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1161-85. 2007
    ..We conclude that either services are unrelated to outcomes or if they are related then we are not measuring the key aspects of service provision that may be important. The study's limitations are noted...
  19. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of alcoholism treatment
    Jeremy W Bray
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Alcohol Res Health 29:27-33. 2006
    ..Methodological issues discussed here that concern these approaches will shape the future direction of economic analyses in the alcohol field...
  20. pmc Alcohol drinking patterns and health care utilization in a managed care organization
    Gary A Zarkin
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:553-70. 2004
    ..To estimate the relationship between current drinking patterns and health care utilization over the previous two years in a managed care organization (MCO) among individuals who were screened for their alcohol use...
  21. ncbi request reprint Presenting results of probabilistic sensitivity analysis: the incremental benefit curve
    Mohan V Bala
    Outcomes Research, Centocor Research and Development, Inc, Malvern, PA, USA
    Health Econ 17:435-40. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Decision latitude and workload demand: implications for full and partial absenteeism
    Silvana K Zavala
    Health Service Research Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Third Floor, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Public Health Policy 23:344-61. 2002
    ..Employers and occupational hygienists should consider decision latitude and workload demand as a means to improve workplace productivity and employee health...
  23. ncbi request reprint Brief interventions for at-risk drinking: patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness in managed care organizations
    Thomas F Babor
    Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 6325, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:624-31. 2006
    ..Evaluate effectiveness and costs of brief interventions for patients screening positive for at-risk drinking in managed health care organizations (MCOs)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Application of cost-effectiveness analysis to multiple products: a practical guide
    Mohan V Bala
    Outcomes Research, Centocor, Inc, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:211-8. 2002
    ..The implications of different means of expressing budget constraints on treatment choice are examined...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pharmacogenomics and the evolution of healthcare : is it time for cost-effectiveness analysis at the individual level?
    Mohan V Bala
    Centocor Inc, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:495-8. 2004
    ..We argue that as healthcare evolves towards individualised drug therapy, preference elicitation and cost-effectiveness analysis should also be performed at the individual level to maximise societal welfare...
  26. ncbi request reprint Conditions for the near equivalence of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses
    Mohan V Bala
    Centocor, Inc, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355, USA
    Value Health 5:338-46. 2002
    ..We also examine the equivalence of two different definitions of CEA provided in the literature and discuss the problems that could arise when there are multiple optima...
  27. ncbi request reprint On pharmacogenomics and cost-effectiveness analysis at the individual level
    Mohan V Bala
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:527. 2005

Research Grants12

  1. COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ALCOHOL TREATMENT
    GARY ZARKIN; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Modeling Benefits and Costs of Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment
    GARY ZARKIN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2005a). Results will help policy makers make better judgments about the allocation of funding to prison-based drug treatment resources. ..
  3. Three Methods for Costing Methadone Treatment Services
    GARY ZARKIN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Modeling Benefits and Costs of Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment
    GARY ZARKIN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..2005a). Results will help policy makers make better judgments about the allocation of funding to prison-based drug treatment resources. ..