Journal article

Time to first treatment interruption in the Chinese methadone maintenance treatment programme

Sheena G Sullivan, Zunyou Wu, Roger Detels

DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in China was established in 2004. The purpose of the present study was to estimate client retention and identify client factors associated with longer times in treatment. METHODS: Data were abstracted from the MMT Data System from April 2008 to March 2010. Clients were considered to have interrupted treatment when they missed 30+ days of treatment. The median time in treatment was estimated using Kaplan-Meier methods and factors associated with the duration of treatment were evaluated using accelerated failure time models. RESULTS: Among 107,740 clients enrolled in MMT between 2008 and 2010, the median time spent in MMT among clients was 155 ..

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