Dr. Michael T. French and colleagues have launched this site to provide researchers,
academicians, substance abuse treatment providers, and policymakers with access
to the Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP) and related instruments.
DATCAP.com is also intended to promote the science of economic evaluation of
addiction treatment through the sharing of proprietary instruments, working papers,
and published research.
WHAT IS THE DATCAP?
The Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP) is a cost data collection
instrument and interview guide designed to be used in a variety of medical treatment
and social service settings.
The instrument is intended to collect and organize detailed information on
resources used in service delivery and their associated dollar cost. Resource
categories include personnel, supplies and materials, contracted services, buildings
and facilities, equipment, and miscellaneous items. The instrument also
collects information on program revenues and client caseflows.
The DATCAP instruments are available for download in four separate versions,
each available in a choice of Acrobat PDF and Microsoft Excel formats. The PDF-format
is intended to view or print the instrument; the Microsoft Excel (XLS)
format is a spreadsheet
intended for data entry and results analysis. For more information on each
version, select the link of the requested instrument or proceed directly to downloads.