Dollars and performance: treating alcohol misuse in Maine
AbstractIf public funds are allocated efficiently, then an increase in funding should improve the performance of substance abuse treatment programs. In the data used in this paper, performance (measured as abstinence rates) and expenditures per patient are not positively correlated. One explanation is that funding is endogeneous, i.e. programs treating more difficult patients receive more funding. The data comes from all MaineÂ´s outp/atient drug-free programs that received public funding between 1991 and 1994. After controlling for endogeneity, this paper concludes that the marginal impact of expenditures per patient on abstinence rates is small and statistically insignificantly different from zero.
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Volume (Year): 20 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
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- Machado, Matilde P., 2001. "Dollars and Performance: Treating Alcohol Misuse in Maine," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/4412, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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