Predictors of patient retention in a newly established methadone maintenance treatment programme.

@article{Rio1997PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of patient retention in a newly established methadone maintenance treatment programme.},
  author={Miquel del Rio and Annie Mino and Thomas Perneger},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 10},
  pages={
          1353-60
        }
}
AIMS To identify predictors of patient retention in methadone maintenance. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Methadone maintenance treatment programme newly established in Geneva, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS All patients who initiated treatment between February 1991 and January 1995. MEASUREMENTS Baseline patient characteristics, dose of methadone, year of enrollment and retention in treatment. FINDINGS Overall, 111 patients contributed 164.4 person-years of follow-up. The retention… CONTINUE READING
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