Evaluation of the Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Payment by Results Pilot Programme

Final Report

Published in: University of Manchester, National Drug Evidence Center (NDEC) (2017)

Posted on RAND.org on April 11, 2019

by Michael Donmall, Matthew Sutton, Andrew Jones, Tim Millar, Paul Turnbull, Tim McSweeney, Emma Disley, Thomas Mason, Alessandro Moretti, Matthias Pierce, Jennifer Rubin, Jirka Taylor

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In April 2012, eight commissioning areas initiated a pilot scheme whereby a proportion of provider payments were linked to achievement of specified outcomes representing recovery from problems relating to drugs and alcohol misuse by service users. The purpose of the Payment by Results Pilots was to both develop and test this new approach to the commissioning and delivery of drugs and alcohol services. This report describes an evaluation of the scheme. The main findings are summarised, below.

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