Assessment Tools

CHERISH researchers have experience with a variety of program- and individual-level assessment tools to conduct economic analyses.

Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP)

Organizes program cost data across standard categories of resources (e.g. personnel, buildings and facilities, supplies and materials, and miscellaneous) and can be used for a variety of treatment interventions, workplace programs, and other behavioral health programs to estimate total annual program cost and average annual cost per client.

Substance Abuse Services Cost Analysis Program (SASCAP)

Uses program data to estimate service-level costs for services such as initial patient assessment and treatment planning, initial medical services, counseling, ongoing medical services, case management, quality assurance, and methadone dosing.

Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN)

Collects individual-level information on substance use disorders, mental health, and physical health treatment services utilization, community and social services utilization, criminal activity, and criminal justice system interactions.

Non-Study Medical and Other Services (NMOS)

Collects individual-level data on substance use disorder, mental health, and physical health services received outside of the study-specific treatment setting. It has been flexibly adapted to the needs of different study interventions and populations.

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