The NIATx model of process improvement has been field-tested by treatment organizations throughout the United States.
The following peer-reviewed articles provide an overview of the successful outcomes that result from implementing process improvement.
- Hoffman KA, Ford JH, Tillotson CJ, Choi D, and McCarty D. (2011) Days to treatment and early retention among patients in treatment for alcohol drug disorders. /Addict Behav/. ; 36 (6): 643-647.
- Quanbeck, AR., Gustafson, DH., *Ford II, JH.*, Pulvermacher, A., French, MT., McConnell, KJ., and McCarty, D. (2011) Disseminating quality improvement: study protocol for a large cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science, 6(44). [This article is freely accessible online]
- Rieckmann, T., Fussell, H., Doyle, K., *Ford, J*., and Riley, K. (2011) Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Organizational Change and Quality of Care. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling.; 31(2): 80-93.
- Roosa, Mathew, Scripa, Joseph S., Zastowny, Thomas R., Ford II, James H. (2011). Using a NIATx based local learning collaborative for performance improvement. Evaluation and Program Planning 34: 390-398
- RWJF Program Results Report—Advancing Recovery: State and Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care. Princeton, N.J.: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
- Wisdom JP, Ford II, JH, Wise M, Mackey D, Green CA. (2011). Substance Abuse Treatment Programs' Data Management Capacity: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 38(2): 249-264.
- McCarty D, Gustafson D, Capoccia VA, Cotter F. (2009). Improving Care for the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders. Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, 36(1):52-60.
- McConnell, K., Hoffman, K., Quanbeck, A., McCarty, D. (2009) Management Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37(1): 79-89.
- Wisdom, J., Hoffman, K., Rechberger, E., Seim, K., Owens, B. (2009). Women-Focused Treatment Agencies and Process Improvement: Strategies to Increase Client Engagement Women & Therapy, 32, 69-87.
- Hoffman, K., Ford, J., Dongseok, C., Gustafson, D., McCarty, D. (2008). Replication and sustainability of improved access and retention within the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 98, 63-69.
- Capoccia, V. et al. (2007, February).Making "stone soup": Improvements in clinic access and retention in addiction treatment. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 33:2, 95-103.
- Ford, J. et al. (2007, May 14). Process improvement needs in substance abuse: Admissions walk-through results. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 33:4, 394-407.
- McCarty, D. et al. (2007). The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx): Enhancing access and retention. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(2-3): 138-145.
- Uzoigwe, Chioma. (2007, April). The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx): Process Improvement in Addiction Treatment. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Brief. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org.
- Wisdom, J. et al. (2007, March). Addiction Treatment Agencies' Use of Data: A Qualitative Assessment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(2-3): 138-145.
- Molfenter, T., Zetts, C., Owens, B., Ford, J., McCarty, D. (2005). Reducing Errors of Omission in Chronic Disease Management Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19(5), 521-3.