Predictors of methadone treatment retention from a multi-site study: a survival analysis.

@article{Kelly2011PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of methadone treatment retention from a multi-site study: a survival analysis.},
  author={Sharon M. Kelly and Kevin E. O'Grady and Shannon Gwin Mitchell and Barry S. Brown and Robert P. Schwartz},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 2-3},
  pages={170-5}
}
BACKGROUND Longer tenure in methadone treatment has been associated with positive outcomes such as reductions in drug use and crime, HIV seroconversion, and overdose death. METHODS Retention in treatment was examined for 351 opioid-dependent individuals who had been newly admitted to one of six methadone programs in Baltimore, Maryland. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to predict number of days retained in treatment to 90 days from baseline ASI Composite scores and Treatment… CONTINUE READING

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