Organizational environment of outpatient drug treatment services in Hungary: A pilot study

G. Gazdag, Gabor S. Ungvari, Rozália Takács, József Rácz

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Abstract

Objectives: Organizations engaged in drug addiction treatment started their activities only recently in Hungary. This paper examines the organisational environment in drug outpatient treatment using the example of Blue Point Foundation (BPF), a non-governmental organization (NGO). The authors describe BPF's organizational structure and functioning related to its effectiveness. Methods: BPF staff members anonymously completed a 59-item questionnaire about its organizational characteristics and functioning. The questionnaire covered demographic data, 50 items of the Quality Control questionnaire and a SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis. Results: Policy and strategy were considered BPF's best feature, while the management of funds received the lowest rating. The assessment of the staff and that of the organization as a whole was closer to the midpoint of the scale. Discussion: High risk of staff burnout and unstable organizational environment are the most important threats on the NGOs working in addictology in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalCentral European Journal of Public Health
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Hungary
Outpatients
Organizations
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Financial Management
Quality Control
Substance-Related Disorders
Therapeutics
Demography
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Addictology
  • Burnout
  • Organizational environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Organizational environment of outpatient drug treatment services in Hungary : A pilot study. / Gazdag, G.; Ungvari, Gabor S.; Takács, Rozália; Rácz, József.

In: Central European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2012, p. 294-296.

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Gazdag, G. ; Ungvari, Gabor S. ; Takács, Rozália ; Rácz, József. / Organizational environment of outpatient drug treatment services in Hungary : A pilot study. In: Central European Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 294-296.
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