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Table 2 Benefit prediction functions

From: Toward cost-effective staffing mixes for Veterans Affairs substance use disorder treatment programs

  Changes in Prediction functions Adj. R2 Baseline values Monetary conversion factors
Inpatient Alcohol consumption 32.143–0.975*(BASELINE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION) 0.779 $150.75 1.00
Employment earning 66.806–0.935*(BASELINE EMPLOYMENT EARNING) + 1354.584*MD 0.532 $145.40 1.00
Days with medical problem 9.621–0.678*(BASELINE MEDICAL PROBLEM) + 71.633*PDTR 0.346 13.51 days $26.44/day
Days with psychological problem 10.648–0.599*(BASELINE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM)-9.659*RN 0.303 14.96 days $10.21/day
Days with drug problem 3.245–0.929*(BASELINE DRUG PROBLEM)-9.146*LVN 0.735 10.59 days $18.33/day
Days with alcohol problem 2.588–0.881*(BASELINE ALCOHOL PROBLEM) 0.578 12.35 days $18.33/day
Days in controlled environment 7.721–0.925*(BASELINE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT)-18.456*SOCWK 0.337 7.77 days $18.33/day
Residential Alcohol consumption 26.321–0.954*(BASELINE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION)-0.093*(TREATMENT LENGTH) +144.574*PDTR 0.781 $93.41 1.00
Employment earning 117.253–0.613*(BASELINE EMPLOYMENT EARNING) + 1025.813*PSYCH + 452.924*RN 0.222 $214.47 1.00
Days with medical problem 7.787–0.615*(BASELINE MEDICAL PROBLEM) + 14.752*CLERC 0.298 11.47 days $26.44/day
Days with psychological problem 6.983–0.714*(BASELINE PSYCH PROBLEM) + 17.109*PDTR-82.503*RESMD 0.380 10.63 days $10.21/day
Days with drug problem 0.722–0.834*(BASELINE DRUG PROBLEM) + 15.673*PDTR 0.633 7.01 days $18.33/day
Days with alcohol problem 1.947–0.875*(BASELINE ALCOHOL PROBLEM) 0.600 8.87 days $18.33/day
Days in controlled environment 2.487–0.909*(BASELINE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT) + 0.081*(TREATMENT LENGTH) +9.428*LVN 0.447 10.15 days $18.33/day
Intensive outpatient Alcohol consumption 20.851–0.993*(BASELINE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION) 0.773 $93.56 1.00
Employment earning 117.034–0.679*(BASELINE EMPLOYMENT EARNING) + 910.813*PSYCH 0.312 $248.35 1.00
Days with medical problem 10.014–0.573*(BASELINE MEDICAL PROBLEM)-11.941*RN 0.285 11.79 days $26.44/day
Days with psychological problem 7.564–0.718*(BASELINE PSYCH PROBLEM)-11.269*AIDES 0.380 11.84 days $10.21/day
Days with drug problem 0.954–0.833*(BASELINE DRUG PROBLEM) 0.625 6.87 days $18.33/day
Days with alcohol problem 2.635–0.869*(BASELINE ALCOHOL PROBLEM)-10.109*PSYCH 0.621 8.57 days $18.33/day
Days in controlled environment 3.759–0.88*(BASELINE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT) + 19.547*RN 0.362 8.21 days $18.33/day
Standard outpatient Alcohol consumption 21.502–0.937*(BASELINE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION)-0.06*(TREATMENT LENGTH) +1.567*(TREATMENT INTENSITY) + 91.811*RESMD 0.833 $73.28 1.00
Employment earning 249.071–0.837*(BASELINE EMPLOYMENT EARNING)-0.297*(TREATMENT LENGTH) 0.673 $315.62 1.00
Days with medical problem 8.875–0.591*(BASELINE MEDICAL PROBLEM) + 0.327*(TREATMENT INTENSITY)-24.052*PDTR 0.304 12.55 days $26.44/day
Days with psychological problem 6.503–0.641*(BASELINE PSYCH PROBLEM) + 0.221*(TREATMENT INTENSITY) + 27.111*LVN 0.341 11.87 days $10.21/day
Days with drug problem 0.797–0.865*(BASELINE DRUG PROBLEM) + 2.572*PRACT + 17.56*LVN 0.625 4.88 days $18.33/day
Days with alcohol problem 2.812–0.809*(BASELINE ALCOHOL PROBLEM)-8.044*PSYCH-4.518*RN 0.531 6.97 days $18.33/day
Days in controlled environment 4.502–0.836*(BASELINE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT)-6.965*SOCWK + 14.917*OCTHR 0.405 6.49 days $18.33/day
  1. MD: % psychiatrists or mds; RESMD: % resident physicians or fellows; PRACT: % nurse practitioners or physicians assistants; PSYCH: % psychologists; socwk: % social workers; ADTHR: % addiction therapists; OCTHR: % recreational/occupational therapists; RN: % registered nurses; LVN: % licensed vocational/practical nurses; CLERC: % clerical staff; AIDES: % aides/technicians; PDTR: % paid trainees