Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment

Percentage of patients 13 years of age and older with a new episode of alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence who received the following. Two rates are reported.
a. Percentage of patients who initiated treatment within 14 days of thediagnosis.
b. Percentage of patients who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional services with an AOD diagnosis within 30 days of the initiation visit.

 

Measure Steward

National Committee for Quality Assurance

 

Measure Numerator

Numerator 1: Patients who initiated treatment within 14 days of the diagnosis
Numerator 2: Patients who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional services with an AOD diagnosis within 30 days of the initiation visit

 

Measure Denominator

Patients age 13 years of age and older who were diagnosed with a new episode of alcohol or drug dependency during a visit in the first 11 months of the
measurement period.