Substance Abuse Treatment Cost Allocation and Analysis Template Study (SATCAAT)
SATCAAT was a unit cost protocol based on rigorous cost accounting methods and standards for collecting substance use treatment cost data. This protocol provided a uniform accounting system for treatment providers that ultimately translated costs by category into costs by unit of service.
SATCAAT captured costs for 14 services: initial assessment, medical exams, project evaluation, psychosocial evaluation, individual counseling, group counseling, HIV testing and counseling, medical and diagnostic services, housing and meals, clinical case management, networking and outreach, client transportation, client education, and staff education. The focus of the service-delivery units (SDUs) in the cost data file were 1) aftercare, 2) children, 3) detox, 4) HIV, 5) outpatient, 6) residential, and 7) women. This file includes 27 SDU types based on the service delivery design of the sampled treatment providers (e.g., aftercare—women only, outpatient aftercare—adult, outpatient aftercare—adolescent).
Scope and Methodology Notes
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Types: Survey Data
Universe: Substance use treatment SDUs funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) demonstration grants, through the target cities, residential women and their children, pregnant and postpartum women, HIV outreach, and incarcerated populations programs
Development of SATCAAT was jointly funded by the SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies and the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
SATCAAT was developed and pilot-tested by Capital Consulting Corporation (CCC), Fairfax, Virginia.
The original data were converted from spreadsheet format to ASCII to facilitate data analysis. This transformation of the data should not affect analyses.
The two data files in this collection cannot be combined or matched. They include comparable variables but were derived using different calculation methods. While the RWC data file (Part 1) combines the costs and units for women and children, the SDU Cost data file (Part 2) separates these data for women and children (as well as all others).
The data include a purposive sample that is not intended to yield results that can be generalized to the substance use treatment field. The primary objective in sample selection was to test the protocol on a diverse set of providers and client populations.
For specific methodological information, please check the codebook for a specific data set from the sidebar to the right.
Time period: 1992/1994
Collection date: 1992/1994
Dataset ID: DS0001
Versions: 2008-08-26: New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.