Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse or Dependence Treatment (IET)

Assesses the percentage of adolescents and adults with a new episode of alcohol or other drug (AOD) dependence who received the following care.

  • Initiation of AOD Treatment: Adolescents and adults who initiate treatment through an inpatient AOD admission, outpatient visit, intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization within 14 days of the diagnosis.
  • Engagement of AOD Treatment: Adolescents and adults who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional services with a diagnosis of AOD within 30 days of the initiation visit.

Why It Matters

AOD dependence is common across many age groups and is a cause of morbidity, mortality and decreased productivity. There is strong evidence that treatment for AOD dependence can improve health, productivity and social outcomes, and can save millions of dollars on health care and related costs.

Results

INITIATION OF AOD TREATMENT
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 33.5 33.9 40.8 32.7 36.5
2015 33.3 34.5 38.2 32.7 35.2
2014 34.7 36.1 38.3 32.5 35.1
2013 37.6 40.3 38.2 33.7 37.8
2012 39.1 41.2 39.4 38.8 43.3
2011 40.2 40.6 39.2 41.0 47.6
2010 42.7 40.8 42.9 44.6 57.4
2009 42.7 46.0 45.6 46.2 57.4
2008 42.4 42.6 44.5 45.9 49.1
2007 44.5 46.0 45.6 50.3 56.5
2006 43.2 49.0 43.3 50.3 50.0
2005 44.5 45.8 40.7 50.9 52.3
2004 45.9 45.7 52.6
ENGAGEMENT OF AOD TREATMENT
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 11.3 12.9 12.5 3.6 3.4
2015 11.8 13.5 10.2 3.2 2.9
2014 12.8 14.2 11.3 3.3 3.5
2013 13.7 14.8 10.6 3.2 3.5
2012 13.6 14.6 10.8 3.1 3.0
2011 15.2 16.0 11.9 3.7 3.8
2010 15.6 16.0 14.2 3.7 3.8
2009 16.1 15.7 12.3 4.6 4.2
2008 16.2 16.2 12.4 4.3 9.4
2007 15.2 15.2 14.4 4.5 6.3
2006 13.8 16.0 11.7 4.5 7.0
2005 14.1 15.3 9.7 4.7 3.2
2004 15.5 _ 11.9 7.1 _
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