Comparing retention in treatment and mortality in people after initial entry to methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

@article{Bell2009ComparingRI,
  title={Comparing retention in treatment and mortality in people after initial entry to methadone and buprenorphine treatment.},
  author={James R. G. Bell and Lieu Thi Thuy Trinh and Bethany Butler and Deborah Anne Randall and George Rubin},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 7},
  pages={
          1193-200
        }
}
UNLABELLED AIM To compare retention in treatment and mortality among people entering methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence. DATA SOURCES The Pharmaceutical Drugs of Abuse System (PHDAS) database records start- and end-dates of all episodes of methadone and buprenorphine treatment in New South Wales, and the National Death Index (NDI) records all reported deaths. METHODS Data linkage study. First entrants to treatment between June 2002 and June 2006 were identified from… CONTINUE READING
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