Economic evaluation: A comparison of methadone versus buprenorphine for opiate substitution treatment

Jim Maas, Garry Barton, Vivienne Maskrey, Hayley Pinto, Richard Holland

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The cost of opiate substitution is usually considered lower in cost when methadone is used, as compared to that of buprenorphine, however the overall cost effectiveness of substitution programmes comparing the two drugs remains largely unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-501
Number of pages8
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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