Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment cluster defines:
Collection and usage attributes
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Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment (OPT) is a form of treatment for heroin or opiate dependence using prescribed opioid agonists, which have some properties similar or identical to those of heroin and morphine, including the effect on the brain, which alleviate withdrawal symptoms and block the craving for illicit opiates. The most common form of opioid pharmacotherapy treatment is methadone maintenance treatment. However, buprenorphine is also quite common in some countries (Kastelic et al. 2008).
The OPT program cluster combines three data elements to provide information on a person's current and past OPT programs: The data elements are:
The OPT cluster defines the following information:
Data is collected at the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Entrants form. Respondents may respond 'yes' to both 'on it now' and 'in the past'.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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