Methadone-maintained patients in primary care have higher rates of chronic disease and multimorbidity, and use health services more intensively than matched controls

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323383
Title:
Methadone-maintained patients in primary care have higher rates of chronic disease and multimorbidity, and use health services more intensively than matched controls
Authors:
O’Toole, John; Hambly, Róisín; Cox, Anne-Marie; O’Shea, Brendan; Darker, Catherine
Citation:
Methadone-maintained patients in primary care have higher rates of chronic disease and multimorbidity, and use health services more intensively than matched controls 2014:1 European Journal of General Practice
Publisher:
European Journal of General Practice
Journal:
European Journal of General Practice
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323383
DOI:
10.3109/13814788.2014.905912
Additional Links:
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13814788.2014.905912
Abstract:
Background: Methadone maintenance treatment in primary care is cost-effective and improves outcomes for opiate-dependent patients. A more developed understanding of the evolving needs of this important cohort will facilitate further improvements in their integrated care within the community. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the burden of chronic disease, multi-morbidity and intensity of health-service use between methadone-maintained patients (MMPs) and matched controls in primary care. Method: This is a retrospective matched case-control design. Data on chronic disease and health service use was collected in 13 computerized GP surgeries on 414 patients (207 MMPs and 207 controls). Twelve months of records were examined. MMPs were compared with controls matched by gender, age, socio-economic status (SES) and GP surgery. Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13814788.2014.905912
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHRONIC DISEASE; METHADONE; PRIMARY CARE; MORBIDITY
ISSN:
1381-4788; 1751-1402

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Toole, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHambly, Róisínen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCox, Anne-Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Brendanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Catherineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T14:51:53Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-17T14:51:53Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationMethadone-maintained patients in primary care have higher rates of chronic disease and multimorbidity, and use health services more intensively than matched controls 2014:1 European Journal of General Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1381-4788-
dc.identifier.issn1751-1402-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/13814788.2014.905912-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323383-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Methadone maintenance treatment in primary care is cost-effective and improves outcomes for opiate-dependent patients. A more developed understanding of the evolving needs of this important cohort will facilitate further improvements in their integrated care within the community. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the burden of chronic disease, multi-morbidity and intensity of health-service use between methadone-maintained patients (MMPs) and matched controls in primary care. Method: This is a retrospective matched case-control design. Data on chronic disease and health service use was collected in 13 computerized GP surgeries on 414 patients (207 MMPs and 207 controls). Twelve months of records were examined. MMPs were compared with controls matched by gender, age, socio-economic status (SES) and GP surgery. Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13814788.2014.905912en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean Journal of General Practiceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13814788.2014.905912en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Journal of General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectCHRONIC DISEASE-
dc.subjectMETHADONE-
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE-
dc.subjectMORBIDITY-
dc.titleMethadone-maintained patients in primary care have higher rates of chronic disease and multimorbidity, and use health services more intensively than matched controlsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of General Practiceen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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