To better collaborate with a colleague, I need to get up to speed on substance use treatment programs. Specifically, I’m searching the literature for the most rigorous evaluations or economics analysis of them. Below is what I’ve found so far that seems potentially relevant or related. I can already tell there are other papers each of the following reference that are worth reading. If you’re aware of yet others I should read on this topic (keeping in mind the bold bit above), please send your suggestions.
Frank R, McGuire T (2000). Economics and mental health. In Culyer A. and Newhouse J., eds. Handbook of Health Economics 1(2):893-954.
Evers S, Van Wijk A, and Ament A. (1997). Economic Evaluation of Mental Health Care Interventions. A Review. Health Economics. 6(2):161–177.
Lo Sasso A, Lyons J. (2004). The sensitivity of substance abuse treatment intensity to co-payment levels. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 31(1):50-65.
Council C (ed.). (2004). Health Services Utilization by Individuals with Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders (DHHS Publication No. SMA 04-3949, Analytic Series A-25). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies.