Triage in opioid replacement therapy: What's the wait?

WARREN HARLOW, Brenda HAPPELL, Graeme Browne, Jakar Choudhury, David Pinchin

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In Australia, a wait for Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) has been reported although the magnitude is unknown. This study examined data recorded by one urban publicly funded ORT clinic (from 2009 to 2011) to identify if people (n = 803) were waiting for ORT assessment appointments and to explore how triage influences access to ORT. Data analysis incorporated descriptive methods and the use of Kaplan-Meier estimator of the cumulative incidence function. The implications and limitations of this study are included with further research suggestions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-146
Number of pages10
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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