The influence of staff and organizational characteristics on social environment in substance abuse treatment facilities
The staff of 20 substance abuse treatment facilities were administered the Ward Atmosphere Scale, an instrument which measures treatment environment. Ten facilities were freestanding and ten were hospital based, and were drawn from a large, not-for-profit national chain using a random selection process. Controlling for several staff and facility attributes, it was found that no substantial effects on treatment environment existed due to facility type, freestanding or hospital-based. Implications of the study exist in selection of facility type for purchasers of substance abuse treatment and for the hiring and training of clinical staff for treatment facilities. Study findings also suggest that inadequate or insufficient measures exist to examine the construct 'treatment environment'.
Public health|Welfare|Health care
Wilson, William Thomas, "The influence of staff and organizational characteristics on social environment in substance abuse treatment facilities" (1992). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9307912.