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dc.contributor.authorAbar, Beau W.
dc.contributor.authorAbar, Caitlin C.
dc.contributor.authorBoudreaux, Edwin D.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:17.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:49:51Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:49:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-01
dc.date.submitted2014-01-27
dc.identifier.citationAbar B, Abar CC, Boudreaux ED. Feasibility of audit methods to study access to substance use treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Nov-Dec;45(5):395-9. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.002. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.002" target="_blank">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0740-5472 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.002
dc.identifier.pmid23871507
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/28533
dc.description.abstractAudit studies represent an emerging method for examining disparities in access to care, like substance use treatment, whereby fake patients (i.e., actors) attempt to procure a service with one or more characteristics isolated across condition. This allows for manipulation of variables, like insurance status, that are normally fixed or impossible to standardize with precision when studying actual patients. This pilot study explored whether these methods were feasible for the examination of community-based substance use treatment access. Masked telephone calls (n=48) were made to providers (k=8) in a single city seeking an appointment. A male and female "patient" made calls in three insurance status conditions: no insurance, state-funded insurance, and private insurance. All other subject characteristics were held constant. Results showed an audit design to be a feasible method for examining disparities in access and demonstrated substantial barriers to voluntary treatment. Implications and future directions are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.002
dc.subjectAccess to care
dc.subjectAudit study
dc.subjectSubstance use treatment
dc.subjectEmergency Medicine
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectSubstance Abuse and Addiction
dc.titleFeasibility of audit methods to study access to substance use treatment
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of substance abuse treatment
dc.source.volume45
dc.source.issue5
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/emed_pp/76
dc.identifier.contextkey5026605
html.description.abstract<p>Audit studies represent an emerging method for examining disparities in access to care, like substance use treatment, whereby fake patients (i.e., actors) attempt to procure a service with one or more characteristics isolated across condition. This allows for manipulation of variables, like insurance status, that are normally fixed or impossible to standardize with precision when studying actual patients. This pilot study explored whether these methods were feasible for the examination of community-based substance use treatment access. Masked telephone calls (n=48) were made to providers (k=8) in a single city seeking an appointment. A male and female "patient" made calls in three insurance status conditions: no insurance, state-funded insurance, and private insurance. All other subject characteristics were held constant. Results showed an audit design to be a feasible method for examining disparities in access and demonstrated substantial barriers to voluntary treatment. Implications and future directions are discussed.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathemed_pp/76
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Emergency Medicine
dc.source.pages395-9


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