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released: 19 Jun 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report shows that on a snapshot day in 2011, there were 46,446 clients who received pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence and 1,444 prescribers. Clients are getting older, with the proportion of those aged 30 and over increasing from 7 in 10 (72%) in 2006 to more than 8 in 10 (85%) in 2011. As in previous years, methadone was the most common pharmacotherapy drug, with almost 7 in 10 clients (69%) treated with this drug. The rest were treated with either buprenorphine or buprenorphine-naloxone.

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-307-7; Cat. no. HSE 121; 60pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What are opioids?
      • What treatment is available?
      • The NOPSAD collection
    • 2 Clients
      • Number of clients
      • Pharmacotherapy type
      • Client characteristics
    • 3 Prescribers
      • Number of prescribers
      • Prescriber type
      • Number of clients by prescriber type
      • Clients per prescriber
    • 4 Dosing point sites
      • Number of dosing point sites
      • Clients per dosing point
    • 5 The opioid pharmacotherapy system in Australia
      • Prescribers
      • Dosing
      • Cost to clients
      • How data are collected by each state and territory
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data quality statement
      • Appendix B: Additional tables
      • Appendix C: Data custodians and related data collections
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2011 report. Drug treatment series no. 15. Cat. no. HSE 121. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422012>.