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Table 1 Organization and client service characteristics

From: Supporting good practice in the provision of services to people with comorbid mental health and alcohol and other drug problems in Australia: describing key elements of good service models

ID Service type and structure Client treatment service type Links/partnerships with other orgs.
(No.)
Service System elements:
policies and procedures
Treatment type
  Type* Size** Ind/Sub *** Community based out-patient Residential   Screened for co-morbidity at intake Explicit treatment protocols exist Routine outcome measures used Treatment plans
given
Serial/sequential Parallel Integrated
      Res No. of beds**** Average occupancy (%) Average stay (days)         
A AOD Sml Ind B 67%   14 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
B AOD Sml Ind     8 ✔(Most) ✔(Some)
C AOD Sml Ind B 80% 70 38 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
D AOD Sml Sub     12 ✔(Most)
E AOD Sml Sub     27 ✔ (All)   ✔ (All) ✔^
F AOD Sml Sub A 83% 65 13 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
G AOD Sml Sub     26
H AOD Sml Sub B 70% 90 10 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
I combined Sml Ind     22 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
J combined Sml Sub ✗^^      ✔(Some) ✔ (All)
K combined Sml Sub     30 ✔(Most)
L combined Sml Sub     14 ✔ (All) ✔ (Most)
M AOD Med Ind C   33 22 ✔(Most) ✔ (All)
N AOD Med Sub A 80% 6 20 ✔(Most) ✔ (All)
O combined Med Ind C 95% 290 42 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
P AOD Lrg Sub B 88% 27 14 ✔(Most) ✔.(All)
Q combined Lrg Sub C 91% 9 15 ✔ (All) ✔ (All)
Totals     13 9     19.2 average 15 9 11 15 5 6 13
  1. * AOD = Alcohol & Other Drugs; combined = AOD and mental health service (combined)
  2. ** Service size is determined by number of employed clinicians and other professional staff; small (Sml): 2 to 20, medium (Med): 27-80, large (Lrg): 124-403
  3. *** Ind = Independent organization. Sub = Subsidiary of a larger organization
  4. **** To avoid identification of services, the services have been grouped: up to 19 beds (A), 20-39 beds (B), and 40-70 beds (C)
  5. ^ This service indicated it would use treatment models appropriate to individual client needs and the expertise of clients
  6. ^^ This service was part of a larger organization. This particular service reported that it provided neither out-patient or residential care
  7. Note: empty cells--not applicable or information was not provided