Team-Based Addiction Care Not as Effective as Experts Hoped

in 2013, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Saitz, School of Medicine, Time
September 18th, 2013

Richard Saitz, School of Medicine

To treat chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension, the gold standard now involves a coordinated, team-based approach…

Expert quote:

“It was very disappointing and surprising, actually. Chronic care management, which is a pretty robust intervention and way of delivering care to people with chronic illnesses, did not improve any outcome for people with alcohol or other drug dependence.”

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