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Are alcoholism treatments effective? The Project MATCH data

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2005
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Title
Are alcoholism treatments effective? The Project MATCH data
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2005
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-5-75
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Authors

Robert B Cutler, David A Fishbain

Abstract

Project MATCH was the largest and most expensive alcoholism treatment trial ever conducted. The results were disappointing. There were essentially no patient-treatment matches, and three very different treatments produced nearly identical outcomes. These results were interpreted post hoc as evidence that all three treatments were quite effective. We re-analyzed the data in order to estimate effectiveness in relation to quantity of treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 140 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 16%
Student > Master 24 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 16%
Student > Bachelor 19 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 7%
Other 24 16%
Unknown 23 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 60 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 17%
Social Sciences 9 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 3%
Other 13 9%
Unknown 29 20%
Attention Score in Context

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