HIV transmission and the cost-effectiveness of methadone maintenance.

  title={HIV transmission and the cost-effectiveness of methadone maintenance.},
  author={Gregory S. Zaric and Paul George Barnett and Margaret L. Brandeau},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={90 7},
OBJECTIVES This study determined the cost-effectiveness of expanding methadone maintenance treatment for heroin addiction, particularly its effect on the HIV epidemic. METHODS We developed a dynamic epidemic model to study the effects of increased methadone maintenance capacity on health care costs and survival, measured as quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). We considered communities with HIV prevalence among injection drug users of 5% and 40%. RESULTS Additional methadone maintenance… CONTINUE READING

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