Opioid agonist pharmacotherapy in New South Wales from 1985 to 2006: patient characteristics and patterns and predictors of treatment retention.

@article{Burns2009OpioidAP,
  title={Opioid agonist pharmacotherapy in New South Wales from 1985 to 2006: patient characteristics and patterns and predictors of treatment retention.},
  author={Lucy Burns and Deborah Anne Randall and Wayne D Hall and Matthew V. Law and Tony Butler and James E. Bell and Louisa Degenhardt},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={1363-72}
}
AIMS The aims of this study were to: examine the number and characteristics of patients entering and re-entering opioid replacement treatment between 1985 and 2006, to examine select demographic and treatment correlates of leaving treatment between 1985 and 2000, and to compare retention rates in methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment from 2001 to 2006. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study using register data from the Pharmaceutical Drugs of Addiction System. SETTING Opioid… CONTINUE READING

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