Prospective study of retention in opioid agonist treatment and contact with emergency healthcare following release from prisons in Victoria, Australia

Conclusion We found lower rates of contact with emergency healthcare after release among people retained in OAT, but not among people reporting interrupted OAT use, underscoring the benefits of postrelease OAT retention. Strategies to improve accessibility and support OAT retention after leaving prison are important for men who inject drugs.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access Original research Source Type: research