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A longitudinal comparison of retention in buprenorphine and methadone treatment for opioid dependence in New South Wales, Australia

Burns, Lucy; Gisev, Natasa; Larney, Sarah; Dobbins, Timothy; Gibson, Amy; Kimber, Jo; Larance, Briony; Mattick, Richard P; Butler, Tony; Degenhardt, Louisa


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1111/add.12834


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