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Meta-Analysis of Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 N43 DA56206-000,
Agency Tracking Number: 29335
Amount: $96,261.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
84 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Fram
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Research Institution

We will provide the database infrastructure and software tools necessary to enable quantitative intpublished drug abuse treatment outcome studies. These facilities will allow health services researcmeta-analytic techniques to gain a clearer insight into drug abuse treatment effectiveness than whatthe traditional narrative research overview. The Phase I project will consist of several activitiesbaseline meta-analysis framework, including: (1) collection and abstraction of the relevant literatuconstruction of a database to store the abstracted study parameters; (3) selection and integration osoftware; and (4) development of mechanisms for regular updating and dissemination of the database asoftware. Building on this framework, Phase II of the project will focus on carrying out a variety oto generate estimates of treatment effectiveness that take into account such covariates as drug typeclient demographics. The Phase III commercialization activities might include on-going maintenancethe drug abuse treatment outcome research database as well as adaptation of the approach to other imdomains.

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