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Physicians’ attitudes towards office-based delivery of methadone maintenance therapy: results from a cross-sectional survey of Nova Scotia primary-care physicians

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, June 2012
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Title
Physicians’ attitudes towards office-based delivery of methadone maintenance therapy: results from a cross-sectional survey of Nova Scotia primary-care physicians
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-9-20
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Authors

Jessica Dooley, Mark Asbridge, John Fraser, Susan Kirkland

Abstract

Approximately 90,000 Canadians use opioids each year, many of whom experience health and social problems that affect the individual user, families, communities and the health care system. For those who wish to reduce or stop their opioid use, methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is effective and supporting evidence is well-documented. However, access and availability to MMT is often inconsistent, with greater inequity outside of urban settings. Involving community based primary-care physicians in the delivery of MMT could serve to expand capacity and accessibility of MMT programs. Little is known, however, about the extent to which MMT, particularly office-based delivery, is acceptable to physicians. The aim of this study is to survey physicians about their attitudes towards MMT, particularly office-based delivery, and the perceived barriers and facilitators to MMT delivery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Other 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 37%
Psychology 5 10%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 9 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2017.
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#7,186,811
of 12,450,491 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#409
of 469 outputs
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#59,345
of 119,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#9
of 12 outputs
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