Ford, W.E., A client-coding system to maintain confidentiality in a computerized data system. (1976). Hospital and Community Psychiatry. Sep; 27(9): 624-625.
Rodgerson, M.J., Weisman, B., Ford, W.E. (1979) Rate of alcoholism diagnosis in community mental health centers: the effect of the presence of an alcoholism treatment program. Currents in Alcoholism. 7: 149-159.
Beeson, P.G., Ford, W.E., Systems planning for the 80s: The Nebraska Mental Health Desired Services System Model (1983). Community Mental Health Journal. 19(4): 253-264.
Ford, W.E., Planning alcoholism services: a technique for projecting specific service needs (1983). International Journal of the Addictions. Apr; 18(3): 319-331.
Ford, W.E. et al., Predicting alcoholism manpower needs (1983). International Journal of the Addictions. Dec; 18(8): 1049-1062.
Ford, W.E. et al., Predicting alcohol service needs for a National Treatment Utilization Survey (1983). International Journal of the Addictions. Dec; 18(8): 1073-1084.
Ford, W.E., Alcoholism and drug abuse service-forecasting models: a comparative discussion (1985). International Journal of the Addictions. Feb; 20(2):233-252.
Ford, W.E., Alcoholism and drug abuse forecasting techniques: some planning concepts (1986), in Einstein, S (ed), Treating Drug Use. Danbury, CT: D.I.A., 139-154.
Ford, W.E., From theory to practice: the planned treatment of drug users (1989). International Journal of the Addictions. Jan; 24(1): 39-70.
Ford, W.E., Emerging issues in managing substance abuse services (1993). Managing Employee Health Benefits; 2(1); 39-44.
Ford, W.E., AOD benefits under insurance-based plans (1994). TIE Communique: 40-41.
Ford, W.E., Provider profiling: measuring mental health care effectiveness (1994). Managing Employee Health Benefits; 3(1), 43-47.
Ford, W.E., Critical issues facing substance use/misuse and its intervention: a 90s retrospective (1995). International Journal of the Addictions, 30(2): 203-205.
Ford, W.E., Wrong Necessity (1995). Hastings Center Reports. Mar; 25(2):2.
Ford, W.E., The detection of under-treatment in substance abuse managed care (1996). Treatment Today; Spring: 26-27.
Ford, W.E., Perspective on the integration of substance user needs assessment and treatment planning (1997). Substance Use and Misuse. Feb; 32(3): 343-349.
Ford, W.E., Medical necessity: its impact in managed mental health care (1998). Psychiatric Services, 49(2): 183-184.]
Ford, W.E., Understanding the Purchase of Outcome in Substance Abuse Treatment (1999), prepared for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Committee on Benefits).
Ford, W.E., Medical necessity and psychiatric managed care (2000). Psychiatric Clinics of North America., W.B. Saunders, 2000, 23(2), 309- 317.
Ford, W.E. and Smith, M. Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000: Analysis of Plan from the 58 Counties, developed for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, published at www.adp.cahnet.gov/SACPA Three analytic documents have been produced in this series.
Pringle.JL.; Edmondston L.A.; Holland C.L.; Kirisci L.; Emptage N.P.; Balavage V.K.; Ford W.E.; Etheridge, R.M.; Hubbard, R.L.; Jungblut, E.; Herrell, J.M.(2002). The role of wrap around services in retention and outcome in substance abuse treatment: findings from the wrap around services impact study. Addictive Disorders Treatment, 1(4):109-118.
McDuff, J., and Ford, W.E .(2005), A Report on the Post-September 11 State Disaster Relief Grant Program of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, DHHS Pub. No (SMA) 05-3993, Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.