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Monday, September 24, 2007

Program Structure and Counselor-Client Contact in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Health Services Research (OnlineEarly Articles). 10 September 2007

Clients received more counseling hours in programs that were "intensive," publicly owned, accredited, and had a lower proportion of recently hired counselors.

More case management hours were offered in "intensive," private-for-profit or publicly owned (versus private-nonprofit) programs, serving a lower proportion of dual-diagnosis clients, and providing more on-site supplemental services.

Smaller caseloads were found in programs that were accredited and had a smaller average client census and a lower proportion of criminal justice referred clients.

Organizational attributes are related to counselor–client contact and may have implications for staff turnover and service quality.

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