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Determining the Impact of Opioid Substitution Therapy Upon Mortality and Recidivism Among Prisoners: a 22 Year Data Linkage Study

 

Overview

This research project aimed to quantify, for the first time, the population-level impact of opioid substitution therapy (OST; methadone or buprenorphine) on two important outcomes for opioid dependent prisoners:

Abstract adapted from National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Contacts

Professor Louisa Degenhardt
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Ph: (02) 9385 0333
Email: l.degenhardt@unsw.edu.au

Evaluated publications

Gisev N, Larney S, Kimber J, Burns L, Weatherburn D, Gibson A, Dobbins T, Mattick R, Butler T, Degenhardt L (2015)

Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: a 22 year data linkage study.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

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Last updated: 12 July 2017
 
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