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Risk of mortality on and off methadone substitution treatment in primary care: a national cohort study.

Creator:

Grainne Cousins, Fiona Boland, Brenda Courtney, Joseph Barry, Suzi Lyons, Tom Fahey

Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

6983 patients on a national methadone treatment register aged 16 to 65â??years between 2004 and 2010 took part in this study to assess whether risk of death increases during periods of treatment transition, and investigate the impact of supervised methadone consumption on drug-related and all cause mortality. Conclusions: Among primary care patients undergoing methadone treatment, continuing in methadone treatment is associated with a reduced risk of death. Patients' risk of all-cause mortality increases following treatment cessation, and is highest in the initial four week period. (This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.)

Date:

01/01/2016

DOI:

10.14655/6841-901874

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Grainne Cousins, Fiona Boland, Brenda Courtney, Joseph Barry, Suzi Lyons, Tom Fahey. (2016) Risk of mortality on and off methadone substitution treatment in primary care: a national cohort study. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/901874 [Accessed: 16th November 2019].

  

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