Cost-effectiveness of diacetylmorphine versus methadone for chronic opioid dependence refractory to treatment.

@article{Nosyk2012CosteffectivenessOD,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of diacetylmorphine versus methadone for chronic opioid dependence refractory to treatment.},
  author={Bohdan Nosyk and Daphne P. Guh and Nicholas J Bansback and Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and Suzanne Brissette and D. C. B. Marsh and Evan Meikleham and Martin T. Schechter and Aslam Hayat Anis},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 6},
  pages={E317-28}
}
BACKGROUND Although diacetylmorphine has been proven to be more effective than methadone maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, its direct costs are higher. We compared the cost-effectiveness of diacetylmorphine and methadone maintenance treatment for chronic opioid dependence refractory to treatment. METHODS We constructed a semi-Markov cohort model using data from the North American Opiate Medication Initiative trial, supplemented with administrative data for the province of British… CONTINUE READING
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