The impact of opioid agonist treatment on hospitalisations for injecting-related diseases among an opioid dependent population: A retrospective data linkage study

Original research
by
Colledge-Frisby, Samantha et al

Release Date

2022

Geography

Australia

Language of Resource

English

Full Text Available

No

Open Access / OK to Reproduce

No

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Objective

We estimated the impact of OAT on hospitalisations for non-viral infections and examine trends in incidence over time.

Findings/Key points

Among people with opioid use disorder, retention on opioid agonist treatment is associated with fewer hospitalisations related to injecting-related diseases. There is an elevated risk of injecting-related hospitalisations in the first four weeks of OAT.

Design/methods

Retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data (n=47,163)

Keywords

Substitution
Injecting tablets
About PWUD
Outcomes
Illegal drugs
Hospitals