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These are articles or links to articles from newspapers, contributors or academic research within Ireland.
Irish Government/Agency reports
In June 2009, the Controller and Auditor General completed a value for money review on treatment services for illegal drug addiction. This points to a lack of assessment of treatment planning & outcomes with data not being collected correctly.The lack of good measurement data means clients with dual diagnosis who are not getting the right treatment are not being identified. Specific recommendations made include
- “Improving the accuracy and coverage of the NDTRS(information system) needs to be addressed so that better estimation of the size of waiting lists can occur, delays in access to treatment can be recognised, progression between forms of treatment tracked, treatment drop-out rates monitored and outcomes and treatment effectiveness evaluated.
- The delivery of care planning needs to be managed on the basis of clear performance targets for care planning, with regular monitoring and reporting of achievement.
- Targets should be set in relation to the expected outcomes of treatment and rehabilitation service
- The national framework for care planning and management needs to be developed by the HSE.”
Mental Health Assessment Tools
Other reports & articles
We would like to thank Declan Byrne for contributing two documents (below) he has written, which we hope will be interesting and informative to those concerned about Dual Diagnosis in Ireland:
Reports from Dual Diagnosis Events
Participant Feedback Report January 2010 on