Pathways into Receiving a Prescription for Diamorphine (Heroin) for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence in the United Kingdom

@article{Metrebian2007PathwaysIR,
  title={Pathways into Receiving a Prescription for Diamorphine (Heroin) for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence in the United Kingdom},
  author={N. Metrebian and Jeffrey Mott and Z. Carnwath and T. Carnwath and G. Stimson and L. Sell},
  journal={European Addiction Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={144 - 147}
}
  • N. Metrebian, Jeffrey Mott, +3 authors L. Sell
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • European Addiction Research
  • In the UK, few doctors prescribe diamorphine for the treatment of opiate dependence to a small number of patients. A retrospective case note review of patients receiving diamorphine in 2000 was conducted in the UK to determine how and why these patients came to receive a prescription for diamorphine. Patient eligibility criteria were examined together with doctors’ stated reasons for initiating a diamorphine (heroin) prescription. Two hundred and ten sets of patients’ case notes were reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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