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Screenings for Alcohol or other Substance Misuse (SBIRT)
Measure Type: Incentive, Performance, Core 


Measure description

The SBIRT measure, or Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, measures the percentage of members (ages 12 and older) who had appropriate screening and intervention for alcohol or other substance abuse. 

Adolescents ages 12-17 were added to the SBIRT measure in 2015. ​

Quality improvement focus areas

  • Improving primary care for all populations
  • Ensuring appropriate care is delivered in appropriate settings


By offering a simple but effective screening for alcohol or drug abuse during an office visit, providers can help patients get the care and information they need to stay healthy. If risky drinking or drug use is detected, a brief intervention, and in some cases referral to additional treatment, helps the patient recover more quickly and avoid serious health problems.  

Click here​ to see this and other measures stratified by members with disability, mental health diagnoses, and severe and persistent mental illness.​

2015 data: all ages (n=511,413)

Statewide change since 2014: +98% 
Number of CCOs that improved: 15 
Number of CCOs achieving benchmark or improvement target: 14


2015 data: ages 12-17 (n=83,323)

Statewide change since 2014: +595% 
Number of CCOs that improved: all 16


2015 data: ages 18+ (n=428,090)

Statewide change since 2014: +73% 
Number of CCOs that improved: 14   




If you require this information in a different format, please contact the Oregon Health Authority Director's Office, OHA.DirectorsOffice@state.or.us or 503-947-2340.