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Table 1 Self-reported Measure Recall Periods in Three STTR Studies

From: Harmonizing healthcare and other resource measures for evaluating economic costs in substance use disorder research

Measure PACTo RETAIN BRIGHT 2
General medical care
 Emergency department visits (hospital-based) 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Hospitalizations 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Hospital clinic / outpatient department visits 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Community clinic / outpatient department visits 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Physician visits 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Mental healthcare provider visits (psychological / emotional issues) 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Mental healthcare provider visits (medication management) 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Dental care visits 6 mo 6 mo  
 Emergency dental care visits 6 mo 6 mo  
 Provider visits for trauma counseling 6 mo 6 mo  
 Nights in homeless or emergency shelter 6 mo 6 mo  
 Case managers or case workers 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
SUD treatment
 Times treated for alcohol use lifetime lifetime lifetime
 Times treated for substance use disorder lifetime lifetime lifetime
 Residential drug or alcohol treatment facility / detoxification hospital 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Alcohol / drug treatment provider visits 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
 Alcohol / drug treatment provider visits (medication management) 6 mo 6 mo 12 mo
Medications
 Prescribed medication for alcohol use disorder 30 days 30 days lifetime
 Prescribed medication for substance use disorder 30 days 30 days lifetime
Spending on substances
 Money spent on drugs 30 days 30 days  
 Money spent on alcohol 30 days 30 days  
  1. Note: A blank cell confers the measure was not asked in that study