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A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment.

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Lennox, RD; Mansfield, AJ
Published in: J Behav Health Serv Res
May 2001

Attempts to improve the quality of substance abuse treatment are hampered by an inability to define specifically the elements of high quality of care and, more important, the lack of a research paradigm within which to study the necessary and sufficient elements of appropriate care. This study proposes that the quality-of-care (QOC) construct for substance abuse treatment might be best considered as a latent construct that does not necessarily exist as a single set of criteria but instead is indicated by a set of empirically derived indicators manifested as a latent factor. Results support defining latent QOC variables across levels of care for alcoholism treatment and empirically defining latent QOC measures from administrative records.

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J Behav Health Serv Res

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1094-3412

Publication Date

May 2001

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start / End Page

164 / 176

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Total Quality Management
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Models, Statistical
  • Midwestern United States
  • Mental Health Services
  • Humans
 

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Lennox, R. D., & Mansfield, A. J. (2001). A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment. J Behav Health Serv Res, 28(2), 164–176. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02287459
Lennox, R. D., and A. J. Mansfield. “A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment.J Behav Health Serv Res 28, no. 2 (May 2001): 164–76. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02287459.
Lennox RD, Mansfield AJ. A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2001 May;28(2):164–76.
Lennox, R. D., and A. J. Mansfield. “A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment.J Behav Health Serv Res, vol. 28, no. 2, May 2001, pp. 164–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/BF02287459.
Lennox RD, Mansfield AJ. A latent variable model of evidence-based quality improvement for substance abuse treatment. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2001 May;28(2):164–176.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Behav Health Serv Res

DOI

ISSN

1094-3412

Publication Date

May 2001

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start / End Page

164 / 176

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Total Quality Management
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Models, Statistical
  • Midwestern United States
  • Mental Health Services
  • Humans