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STUDY 2020 HTM file
Comparative effectiveness of different treatment pathways for opioid use disorder

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] How do different opioid treatment pathways compare under real-world conditions? For US patients with health insurance, opioid substitution therapy was associated with the greatest risk reduction. However, its protective effect may not be fully realised while federal and insurance plan restrictions continue to limit access to this treatment option.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
Housing first for severely mentally ill homeless methadone patients

Homelessness is a significant obstacle to regular participation in methadone maintenance treatment, particularly among people leaving prison. This study in a major US city examines whether a ‘housing first’ programme could improve outcomes among this cohort.

REVIEW 2019 HTM file
A meta-analysis of the efficacy of case management for substance use disorders: a recovery perspective

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] How does an intervention designed to enhance coordination and continuity of services, known as ‘case management’, compare to treatment as usual? And, is there any evidence to suggest that it can directly or indirectly improve recovery outcomes?

DOCUMENT 2019 HTM file
Canadian guidelines on opioid use disorder among older adults

What Canadian experts judged to be the best clinical practice around the prevention, assessment, and treatment of opioid use disorders in older people.

DOCUMENT 2019 HTM file
Canadian guidelines on cannabis use disorder among older adults

What Canadian experts judged to be the best clinical practice around the prevention, assessment, and treatment of cannabis use disorders in older people.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
The impact of paying treatment providers for outcomes: difference-in-differences analysis of the ‘payment by results for drugs recovery’ pilot

A flagship drug treatment policy initiative appears to have backfired in England, where the government’s pilot payment-by-results schemes seem to have led to fewer successful completions of treatment and more prospective patients declining treatment.

HOT TOPIC 2020 HTM file
What about evidence-based commissioning?

‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. In the UK the landscape of drug and alcohol service commissioning to meet need in an area has radically altered – a leap in the dark illuminated only dimly by prior evidence and current evaluations.

Focus on women

‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. How do women’s substance use problems, needs and outcomes differ from those of men? Marking International Women’s Day 2020, this collection search mainly retrieves treatment research but includes some prevention analyses.

Drug Treatment Matrix cell D2: Organisational functioning: Generic and cross-cutting issues

Key studies on the how the characteristics and functioning of treatment organisations affect implementation and effectiveness. Learn to see the organisational context as part of the treatment, about two evidence-based US quality improvement resources, and consider what makes treatment services engaging and whether they should extend that engagement into long-term continuing care. See the remaining four cells in row 2 of the matrix for more on generic features of medical and psychosocial therapies.

STUDY 2019 HTM file
Increased diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in prison by universal offer of testing and use of telemedicine

How can testing and treatment for hepatitis C be optimised in custodial settings? Prisons in the North East of England trialled new care pathways including a universal offer of testing using less invasive procedures and treatment facilitated by digital technology.

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