A longitudinal comparison of retention in buprenorphine and methadone treatment for opioid dependence in New South Wales, Australia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To examine characteristics of first-time methadone and buprenorphine clients and factors associated with risk of leaving first treatment in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective linkage study of opioid substitution therapy (OST) treatment, court, custody and mortality data. SETTING: NSW, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: First-time OST entrants (August 2001-December 2010). MEASUREMENTS: Characteristics of clients were examined. Time-dependent Cox models examined...[Show more]
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