Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Evaluation. Perreault

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Evaluation Perreault et al. (2010) noted a direct link with clients’ satisfaction with their treatment providers and substantial clinical improvements. Within the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) framework, clinical improvements are vital to patients’ well-being and overall quality of life improvements. Additionally, positive and successful outcomes are fundamental for continued funding via stakeholders, such as single-county authorities and medical insurers. This paper will first address the purpose of program evaluations. It will then examine how to evaluate the MAT treatment model, while identifying one primary goal for the MAT program evaluation. Lastly, an explanation of how data will be …show more content…
Houser (2015) outlined the importance of program evaluation research in giving stakeholders clear and concise data regarding treatment efficacy to justify continued authorizations. Furthermore, MAT programs are funded in part or wholly by governmental agencies, which would also be interested in the evaluation findings of the research. If the results were bad, their funding my switch to another provider, leaving a population without services.
Program to be Evaluated As previously discussed, the program the author would choose to evaluate is MAT treatment programs. This population consists of individuals that have been diagnosed with opiate use disorder, and receive opiate-substitution medications, such as Methadone or Suboxone. These program evaluations would be consumer-centered, performed in the clinics they receive services. Interested stakeholders would include the treatment center where the participants receive services, as well as other MAT service providers. Additionally, the funding sources for these individuals and program centers, such as county, state, and federal agencies, along with medical insurers, would also gain value from the program evaluation research. The evaluation would consist of the client’s experiences and progress during the course of their MAT treatment. MAT is typically designed to be a long-term treatment for opiate use disorder, so
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