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Alex H.S. Harris, et al: Does meeting the HEDIS substance abuse treatment engagement criteria predict patient outcomes? (Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, in press)

Alex H.S. Harris, et al: HEDIS initiation and engagement quality measures of SUD care: Impacts of setting and health care specialty (Population Health Management, in press)

Alex H.S. Harris, et al: Measuring the quality of substance use disorder treatment: Evaluating the validity of the Department of Veterans Affairs continuity of care performance measures; (JSAT, October 2008)

Alex H.S. Harris, et al: Veterans Affairs facility performance on Washington Circle indicators and casemix-adjusted effectiveness; (JSAT, December 2007)

In the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2008), Kevin M. Campbell’s Impact of Record-Linkage Methodology on Performance Indicators and Multivariate Relationships, discusses the results of his study to link recipients of publicly funded substance abuse treatment to statewide arrest and death data.


In the Annals of Internal Medicine (2008), Robert M. Wachter, M.D., et al present Public Reporting of Antibiotic Timing in Patients with Pneumonia: Lessons from a Flawed Performance Measure.
November 1, 2005 Report from the Institute of Medicine: "Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series."
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In the October 2007 issue of The American Journal of Community Psychology, “The Ecology of Adolescent Substance Abuse Service Utilization” (Jones, Heflinger & Saunders) discusses the impact of community ecology on the Washington Circle indicators of identification of substance abuse and treatment engagement in Tennessee’s Medicaid program (“TennCare”). 
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