Clinical trials have demonstrated that brief interventions, especially prior to the onset of addiction, significantly improve health and reduce costs, and that similar benefits occur in those with addictive disorders who are referred to treatment (Fleming 2002).
The following are Substance Use chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.
- SUB-2 Alcohol Use Brief Intervention Provided or Offered
- SUB-3 Alcohol & Other Drug Use Disorder Treatment Provided or Offered at Discharge
Specifications for these measures are available below: