Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) of Behavioral Health (BH) Problems: Engagement Factors Predicting Subsequent Service Utilization

(June 2020)

Costa M, Plant RW, Feyerharm R, Ringer L, Florence AC, Davidson L. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2020; 91(2):533-545


The purpose of the study is to 1) better understand patterns of utilization of Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Programs and Services in the State of Connecticut by adult Medicaid recipients experiencing a serious mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders; and 2) to determine the relationship between the duration of an IOP episode and connection to care rates for higher (i.e., rehospitalization) or lower levels of care following discharge. We hypothesized that the duration of an IOP episode would impact positively in reducing the use of higher levels of care while increasing the use of lower levels of care. Read more