Affiliation: University of California
- Screening for adolescent alcohol and drug use in pediatric health-care settings: predictors and implications for practice and policyStacy Sterling
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:13. 2012..This paper used data from a study of pediatric primary care provider (PCP) screening practices to examine barriers to and facilitators of adolescent alcohol and other drug (AOD) screening in pediatric primary care...
- Performance measures for substance use disorders--what research is needed?Deborah W Garnick
Institute for Behavioral Health, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:18. 2012....
- The role of community services and informal support on five-year drinking trajectories of alcohol dependent and problem drinkersConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box F 0984, San Francisco, California 94143 0984, USA
J Stud Alcohol 64:862-73. 2003..The purpose of this study was to examine how informal support and community services impact the course of alcohol disorders by examining the trajectories of alcohol consumption over 5 years in dependent and problem drinkers...
- 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...
- Missed opportunities in addressing drinking behavior in medical and mental health servicesConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1132-41. 2003..However, little is known about which problem drinkers seek help from those services or about the characteristics of those who have their drinking addressed...
- How important is treatment? One-year outcomes of treated and untreated alcohol-dependent individualsConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Addiction 98:901-11. 2003..To compare representative treatment and untreated samples of alcohol-dependent individuals in rates of abstinence and non-problematic use at 1-year follow-up...
- Who goes to alcohol and drug treatment? Understanding utilization within the context of insuranceConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
J Stud Alcohol 63:673-82. 2002..This study assesses the differential roles of demographic characteristics, problem severity, motivational factors and insurance in entrance into alcohol and drug treatment...
- A prospective study of the factors influencing entry to alcohol and drug treatmentConstance Weisner
Division of Research, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, 3505 Broadway Avenue, 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 29:126-37. 2002..The findings have implications for interventions by health professionals, both for the development of early interventions targeting individuals to treatment and for a continuing care service model...
- The provision of services for alcohol problems: a community perspective for understanding accessC Weisner
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, 401 Parnassus, Box 0984, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 28:130-42. 2001..Thus it may be useful to develop screening procedures, mainstream treatment interventions in non-alcohol specialty agencies, and include non-specialty agencies in services research on access...
- The outcome and cost of alcohol and drug treatment in an HMO: day hospital versus traditional outpatient regimensC Weisner
Kaiser Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Health Serv Res 35:791-812. 2000..To compare outcome and cost-effectiveness of the two primary addiction treatment options, day hospitals (DH) and traditional outpatient programs (OP) in a managed care organization, in a population large enough to examine patient subgroups...
- Alcohol consumption patterns and health care costs in an HMOE M Hunkeler
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 3505 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94611 5463, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 64:181-90. 2001..Current drinkers have the lowest costs, suggesting that they may be more likely than non-drinkers to delay seeking care until they are sick and require expensive medical care...
- Alcohol drinking patterns and medical care use in an HMO settingD P Rice
Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 27:3-16. 2000....
- Use of exclusion criteria in selecting research subjects and its effect on the generalizability of alcohol treatment outcome studiesK Humphreys
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
Am J Psychiatry 157:588-94. 2000..This study evaluated the use of exclusion criteria in alcohol treatment outcome research and its effects on the comparability of research subjects with real-world individuals seeking alcohol treatment...
- Factors affecting the initiation of substance abuse treatment in managed careC Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0984, USA
Addiction 96:705-16. 2001..Clinicians may consider making additional efforts during the intake process to engage individuals who are unemployed and have drug (as opposed to alcohol) disorders and less motivation...
- New directions in alcohol and drug treatment under managed careC Weisner
Alcohol Research Group and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94709, USA
Am J Manag Care 5:SP57-69. 1999..To examine the potential effects of the introduction and expansion of managed care on the financing and organization of public and private alcohol and drug abuse treatment systems by reviewing studies on managed care and substance abuse...
- Integrating primary medical care with addiction treatment: a randomized controlled trialC Weisner
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 3505 Broadway, 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
JAMA 286:1715-23. 2001....
- Hospitalization for suicide attempt and completed suicide: epidemiological features in a managed care populationC Iribarren
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 35:288-96. 2000....
- Changes in smoking status among substance abusers: baseline characteristics and abstinence from alcohol and drugs at 12-month follow-upCarolynn S Kohn
University of California San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 69:61-71. 2003..Future studies may want to measure the smoking status of all participants at all time points in order to include this higher-risk group of substance using smokers...
- 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...
- The relationship between alcohol consumption and glycemic control among patients with diabetes: the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes RegistryAmeena T Ahmed
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:275-82. 2008..Alcohol consumption is a common behavior. Little is known about the relationship between alcohol consumption and glycemic control among people with diabetes...
- 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...
- 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...
- Five-year trajectories of health care utilization and cost in a drug and alcohol treatment sampleSujaya Parthasarathy
Division of Research, Northern California, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 80:231-40. 2005..The study examined the effect of individual characteristics on longitudinal patterns of health care utilization and cost among individuals entering chemical dependency (CD) treatment...
- Private insurance and the utilization of chemical dependency treatmentLaura A Schmidt
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 28:67-76. 2005..Our results concerning Medicare coverage may point to potential problems with making treatment affordable to some problem drinkers outside the private insurance system...
- 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...
- 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...
- Nine-year psychiatric trajectories and substance use outcomes: an application of the group-based modeling approachFelicia W Chi
Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2403, USA
Eval Rev 32:39-58. 2008..Older cohorts and life course measures of marital status and employment status as individuals changed over time are related to drug and some alcohol outcomes...