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Title: Patient characteristics predicting attendance for elective in-patient treatment of substance use disorder
Authors: Murnion, Bridin ;Dhaliwal, Anupreet ;Alsop, Julian 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
The University of Newcastle
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Source: 29(6):659-662
Journal title: Australasian Psychiatry
Department: Drug & Alcohol
Abstract: Objective: Consumption of alcohol and other drugs constitutes a significant health burden. Treatment access is poor, and a number of barriers are recognised. The objective of this retrospective cohort study is to examine patient characteristics of those attending/not attending for elective in-patient withdrawal management (IWM). Methods: Records of all elective admissions for IWM between 1 March and 30 June 2019 were reviewed. Data were extracted on attendance, age, substance(s) used, pre-arranged rehabilitation admissions following discharge, wait time, legal issues and child welfare agency involvement. Results: Of 274 planned admissions, 193 (70%) attended. Attendance was predicted by residential treatment planned after withdrawal management and older age. People using amphetamines were less likely to attend. Conclusion: There are low attendance rates for elective IWM. Patient characteristics predicting lower attendance include younger age, amphetamine use and not planning rehabilitation. Further research is required to improve attendance.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1993
DOI: 10.1177/10398562211025034
Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34266292/
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Drug and Alcohol
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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