Dollars and Performance: Treating Alcohol Misuse in Maine

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dc.contributor.author Machado, Matilde P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-15T10:41:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-15T10:41:56Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Health Economics. 2001, vol. 20, nº 4, p. 639-666
dc.identifier.issn 0167-6296
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/4412
dc.description.abstract If public funds are allocated efficiently, then an increase in funding should improve the performance of substance abuse treatment programs. In the data used in this paper, performance (measured as abstinence rates) and expenditures per patient are not positively correlated. One explanation is that funding is endogeneous, i.e. programs treating more difficult patients receive more funding. The data comes from all Maine´s outp/atient drug-free programs that received public funding between 1991 and 1994. After controlling for endogeneity, this paper concludes that the marginal impact of expenditures per patient on abstinence rates is small and statistically insignificantly different from zero.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights ©Elsevier
dc.subject.other Alcohol
dc.subject.other Substance abuse
dc.subject.other Non-profit
dc.subject.other Performance
dc.subject.other Cost-effectiveness
dc.title Dollars and Performance: Treating Alcohol Misuse in Maine
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6296(01)00076-5
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0167-6296(01)00076-5
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 639
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 666
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Health Economics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 20
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