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Changes to the daily pattern of methadone-related deaths in England and Wales, 1993-2003.

Abstract:

Previous studies suggest that fatal poisoning deaths involving methadone occur more frequently on the weekends. We assessed changes in the daily pattern of mortality because of methadone poisoning following a review of drug misuse services in 1996 and publication of revised clinical guidelines in 1999. We also compared this to the daily pattern of deaths involving heroin/morphine. The Office for National Statistics provided data on all deaths in England and Wales between 1993 and 2003 for whi...

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10.1093/pubmed/fdl059

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Morgan, OW More by this author
Johnson, H More by this author
Seagroatt, V More by this author
Griffiths, C More by this author
Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
318-323
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
URN:
uuid:b482b552-e694-44af-ba0d-85a4ca9654cd
Source identifiers:
163231
Local pid:
pubs:163231

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