Journal article

Quality initiatives in the alcohol and other drug treatment sector

David Rose

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

Quality improvement has recently become a key focus of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment sector through initiatives such as accreditation, workforce development and the adoption of an evidence-based practice approach. While this attention on quality improvement is viewed as a much-needed change, a number of barriers to successful implementation of quality initiatives within the AOD sector exist. This paper discusses these issues, drawing from the research evidence and a case example examining accreditation and workforce development in the AOD sector in Victoria, Australia. The paper concludes that the recent focus on quality improvement within the AOD sector is a very desirable dire..

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