Methadone: Old problems for new programs

Burgess, Philip M., Gill, Anthony J., Pead, John and Holman, C. Paul (1990) Methadone: Old problems for new programs. Drug and Alcohol Review, 9 1: 61-66. doi:10.1080/09595239000185081

Author Burgess, Philip M.
Gill, Anthony J.
Pead, John
Holman, C. Paul
Title Methadone: Old problems for new programs
Journal name Drug and Alcohol Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3362
Publication date 1990-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09595239000185081
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 61
End page 66
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia.
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
Abstract The present paper is concerned with factors which compromise the effective delivery of programmes incorporating methadone. Current clinical practices and programme characteristics are reviewed and policy issues regarding the role of methadone are considered, especially within the context of containing the spread of HIV infection. These issues are discussed in relation to empirical outcome studies, local prescribing trends and clinical case material. The authors conclude that there is an urgent need for: (1) an evaluation of the outcome of private practitioner methadone dispensation versus comprehensive agency-based therapy; (2) the accreditation of staff in all programmes incorporating methadone; and (3) the development of monitoring mechanisms, including on-site clinical audits of programmes
Keyword clinical audit
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
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