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Cost Effectiveness of Alcoholism Treatment in Partial vs Inpatient Settings; Six-Month Outcomes

Richard Longabaugh, Barbara Mccrady, Ed Fink, Robert Stout, Thomas McAuley, Cathy Doyle, Dwight McNeill

SUMMARY. Six-month outcomes for alcohol misusers assigned to extended inpatient hospitalization and to partial hospitalization were comparable for alcohol consumption and social and vocational roles. However, the subjective well-being of partial hospital patients was greater and their treatment costs were lower.