Matheson, C. I., Porteous, T., van Teijlingen, E. and Bond, C. M., 2010. Management of drug misuse: an eight-year follow-up survey of Scottish GPs. British Journal of General Practice, 60 (576), pp. 517-520.
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This study repeated a Scotland-wide survey of one-infour GPs from 2000, to compare findings with 2008. A 60% response was achieved (of 1065). Almost 44% of GPs were treating drug misusers (62% in 2000). Enhanced services were provided by less than half of practices. Seven per cent of responders were only comfortable prescribing below the recommended minimum dose of 60 mg methadone, (33% in 2000). Over 70% offered blood-borne virus screening and 71% were aware of patients using psychostimulants. Recent changes, particularly the new GP contract may have decreased GP involvement in treating drug misusers.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||drug abuse; general practice; survey|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Sociology|
Social Sciences > Social Work
Technology > Medicine and Health
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health|
|Deposited By:||Prof Edwin van Teijlingen|
|Deposited On:||07 Jul 2010 12:25|
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