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Table 2 Service use comparisons (1 year) pre and (1 year) post-treatment (n = 631)

From: Beyond recidivism: changes in health and social service involvement following exposure to drug treatment court

  Pre-program period Mean (SD) Post-program period Mean (SD) Pre-post Mean (SD) P valuea
# of MSP services 39.9 (59.3) 51.1 (65.1) −11.2 (60.6) <0.001
# of acute hospitalizations 0.3 (0.9) 0.3 (0.8) 0.0 (0.9) 0.931
Social assistance payments ($CAD) 5130 (4367) 5897 (4767) −767 (4271) <0.001
  1. MSP medical service plan, SD standard deviation
  2. a -p values were obtained from paired t test (df = 630, two tailed)