Buprenorphine versus methadone maintenance: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

  title={Buprenorphine versus methadone maintenance: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Christopher M Doran and Marian Shanahan and Richard P. Mattick and Robert Ali and Jason M. White and J Bell},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={71 3},
This article presents the cost-effectiveness results of a randomised controlled trial conducted in two Australian cities. The trial was designed to assess the safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of buprenorphine versus methadone in the management of opioid dependence. The trial utilised a flexible dosing regime that was tailored to the clinical need of the patients, with high maximum doses, using the marketed formulation, under double-blind conditions. A total of 405 subjects were… CONTINUE READING
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