Assessing and comparing the costs of addiction treatment services is a crucial part of quality improvement and performance measurement.
“It’s not at all clear what services cost in the province,” notes Dr. Brian Rush, Group Head of the Health Systems and Health Equity Research Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. “It’s a huge vulnerability in the system.”
Led by Dr. Rush, with extensive support by Dr. Garth Martin, theAssessment/Benchmark Addictions Treatment Costs Project – or Costing Project – is working to develop a protocol for producing reliable and valid cost-based performance measures for addictions treatment services in Ontario. The results from this project – funded by the Drug Treatment Funding Program – can be used in comparisons with other jurisdictions.
EENet invites you to join us for a FREE one-hour webinar to explore the Costing Project. On Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, Dr. Martin will present the project’s work to date.
This webinar is the tenth in a series that has been connecting stakeholders across our province and other Canadian jurisdictions as we work towards the shared goal of improving our substance use treatment systems.