Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22-year data linkage study [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: The impact of treatment for heroin dependence upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners

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Researchers: Prof Louisa Degenhardt (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Lucinda Burns Dr Amy Gibson Dr Don Weatherburn Dr Jo Kimber
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Brief description This study will quantify the impact of opioid substitution therapy (OST; methadone or buprenorphine) on two important outcomes for opioid dependent prisoners: mortality, particularly in the post-release period; and subsequent criminal activity. The study will have almost 600,000 person-years of follow-up over 22 years, allowing fine grained analyses of disadvantaged subpopulations. The study has clear implications for the health of this population, crime reductions, and cost savings.

Funding Amount $AUD 354,114.42

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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