There is a fourth line of research in which diverse applied research projects come together. This concerns research into improvement in care, for example by a) evaluating new policy in health care such as Jellinek Smoke-free, b) research into somatic care, and 3) implementation of routine outcome management (ROM) within addiction care.
Evaluation of indications for addiction care (EVALIS)
Structured assessment and allocation to different levels of care have been implemented in addiction care. These guidelines for indications are based on scientifically proven effectiveness and efficiency. This has resulted in a matched care/stepped-care model for assessment and care allocation. The Evalis research project aimed to evaluate the guidelines for feasibility and clinical relevance (care providers adherence to protocols, treatment results achieved; investigating opportunities for improvement).
The research project was carried out at Jellinek and Brijder Addiction Care. It was investigated whether the systematic collection of patient characteristics improved the assignment of patients to intensity levels of care in daily practice. Another research question was to what extent the actual care allocations in daily practice are in line with an indication algorithm. The study showed, among other things, that treatment assignment that also included detoxification for alcohol led to better treatment results for clients with severe alcohol problems.
- Dr. M. Merkx (PhD awarded 2016)
• Prof. dr. Wim van den Brink;
- dr. Gerard Schippers;
- Maarten Koeter
Status: research completed
Link to thesis