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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Alcohol Matrix cell D2: Organisational functioning; Generic and cross-cutting issues. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. 4 p.

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The Alcohol Treatment Matrix is concerned with the treatment of alcohol-related problems among adults (another deals with drug-related problems). It maps the treatment universe and for each sub-territory (a cell) lists the most important UK-relevant research and guidance. Across the top, columns move from specific interventions through how their impacts are affected by the widening contexts of practitioners, management, the organisation, and whole local area treatment systems. Down the rows are the major intervention types implemented at these levels. Inside each cell is our pick of the most important documents relevant to the impact of that intervention type at that contextual level.  

 

What is this cell about? As well as concrete things like staff, management committees, resources, and an institutional structure, organisations have links with other organisations, histories, values, priorities, and an ethos, determining whether they offer an environment in which staff and patients/clients can maximise their potential. For these and other reasons, agencies differ in how keenly and effectively they seek and incorporate knowledge and implement evidence-based practices. The best might, for example, have effective procedures for monitoring performance and identifying where improvements are needed, facilitate staff learning from research and from each other, and forge learning or service provision links with other organisations. Openness to change and encouraging sources of change such as research and staff and patient feedback emerge as key attributes, along with the will and organisation to implement change. Research cited in this cell is about the impact of these attributes and their identification and development. At this distance from the preoccupation with intervention effectiveness, research is scarce, and generic sources (incorporated for example in Australian guidance) beyond the scope of the matrices become more important.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:September 2016
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Corporate Creators:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker

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