Publication
Title
Opioid agonist maintenance treatment outcomes : the OPTIMUS international consensus towards evidence-based and patient-centred care, an interim report
Author
Institution/Organisation
OPTIMUS study group
Abstract
Non-medical opioid use is a major public health concern causing high mortality. While opioid agonist maintenance treatment (OMT) is a key life-saving intervention, there is (a) no international consensus on opioid treatment outcomes and (b) few opioid treatment outcome studies include key (public) health outcomes, such as overdose or HIV/hepatitis C. We report the rationale and study protocol for, and preliminary results of, an on-going international OMT outcomes consensus study that aims to address this double gap (n= 110 collaborating experts from 32 countries, plus a n = 477 Delphi evaluation panel from 26 of those countries: 58% male, 41% female; 47% OMT patients, 53% OMT professionals). We present a first draft of a patient interview guide (including a ‘clinical form’) to monitor OMT outcomes in six domains. The form appears to be well accepted and feasible in early testing. Through this, we aim to enhance the quality of and access to OMT and improve the survival, health, and quality of life of people who use opioids, while promoting nonstigmatising patient-physician relationships.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of mental health and addiction. - New York, N.Y., 2006, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2023
ISSN
1557-1874 [print]
1557-1882 [online]
DOI
10.1007/S11469-023-01213-9
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-17
ISI
001131541000003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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