ASAM PPCAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria
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Evaluations were completed on these records using ASAM PPC. A level of care recommendation was then made based on the clinical information in the record.
To accomplish these objectives, it examines the substance use and treatment experiences for a group of adolescents without any prior substance abuse treatment who entered outpatient treatment at a provider organization that offered a full continuum of care (i.e., early intervention, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential services) and utilized ASAM PPC criteria.
Further research is needed to assess if these longer lengths of stay are possibly due to the combined use of ASAM PPC and an extensive continuum of care.