International experts launch standard outcomes to measure and improve care for substance use and addiction disorders globally

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 30, 2020: The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) announced the release of their Addiction Standard Set today.

Leading mental health researchers, practitioners, and lived experience representatives from across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia have joined forces to establish and launch the first international standard for measuring treatment outcomes for adults and young people aged 12 and above with disorders related to substance use and addictive behaviours. This marks an important step towards promoting data quality and availability, and strengthening mental health care for this group of service users.

This collaboration was facilitated by ICHOM and made possible by the generous contributions of NHS England and NHS Improvement; the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Australia; Providence Health Care, USA; and Region Västra Götaland, Sweden.

The ICHOM Working Group

The ICHOM Working Group The Addiction Standard Set (SUDSS) was developed by a dedicated ICHOM Working Group, comprised of 28 international experts and service user representatives, from eleven different countries. A full list of organizations and representatives involved in this Working Group is available on ICHOM’s website.

For more information

For more details about the Addiction Standard Set and information about ICHOM, download this press release or visit or contact info [at] ICHOM [dot] org.

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