Monitor Patient and Program Progress

Systematically collecting and analyzing data can help providers understand the impact of their program. Monitoring trends in the data can be useful at both the patient and program levels to demonstrate progress. Often, the measures tracked can serve both purposes. The results can also inform decision making in relation to both the individual’s treatment plan and areas for program improvement.

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Patient Progress Assessment

Use standard measures to monitor patient progress over time.

Recovery Plans for Recurrence of Use

Anticipate challenges and encourage the development of relapse prevention strategies to lower the risk of and respond to recurrence of use.

Collecting and Using Data for Quality Improvement

Build a practice culture that seeks to continue to improve the quality of care.