Life-Course and Cost Trajectories of Alcohol Patients: a 15-Year Study

Investigator: Constance Weisner, DrPH
Sponsor: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

Location(s): United States


This longitudinal study of 1,204 managed care chemical dependency (CD) patients at 13 and 15 years, following index CD treatment, examines the course of recovery from alcohol and drug problems, mortality and medical and psychiatric problems among the sample, health care utilization and costs, and the effects of health care disparities on outcomes.