Given concerns about respondent burden, use of a shorter version of the DATCAP is desirable and we do not believe much critical information would be lost.
Cost Estimation When Time and Resources Are Limited: The Brief DATCAP.
Using the DATCAP and ASI to Estimate the Costs and Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment in the State of Washington.
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Addiction Treatment: Methodological Guidelines and Application Using the DATCAP and ASI.
Because many studies have used DATCAP
to estimate the cost of AOD abuse treatment programs, further cost analyses of new alcoholism treatment methods using this approach may be needed so that the findings can be compared with findings in the existing literature.
69 [1996 dollars]) was calculated from published and unpublished data on all residential treatment programs that completed the DATCAP.
The proposed benefit-cost analysis weighs the costs of resources allocated to treatment, as estimated through the DATCAP, against the benefits yielded through treatment, obtained by monetizing selected ASI outcome variables.
In addition, program costs may be slightly underestimated as well because costs specifically incurred by program clients are currently not included in the DATCAP.
Economic cost data were collected for a period of 2 consecutive fiscal years, 1996 and 1997, using the DATCAP (French, Dunlap, Zarkin, et al.
Table 1 summarizes the cost estimates obtained through the DATCAP (fiscal years 1996 and 1997) for three outpatient drug-free programs from the Philadelphia Target Cities Project.
The proposed cost analysis technique uses resource use and cost data collected through the DATCAP.