Published on February 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
ASAM has begun working on the development of performance measures that will gauge whether or not these standards have been met. As in other areas of healthcare, there is a growing demand for quality improvement tools that reinforce high quality care. "Disseminating standards of care is only a first step toward improving addiction treatment outcomes," comments Dr. Margaret Jarvis, chair of the Standards Expert Panel. "ASAM looks forward to a collaborative effort among addiction physician specialty and primary care associations and boards, and the federal agencies that help advance addiction treatment, to encourage the wide adoption of these standards in everyday practice."
SOURCE American Society of Addiction Medicine