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Health Service Executive. (2016) Health service performance report November 2015. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Social Inclusion p. 35

Opioid substitution treatment

The number of clients in receipt of opioid substitution treatment (outside of prison) (Expected Activity 9,400 Monthly)

 9,452 November 2015, 9,312 November 2014, (1.5% increase/140)

 Variance from expected activity 0.6% (52)

No. of clients in receipt of opioid substitution treatment (prisons) (Expected Activity 490)

 517 November 2015, 497 November 2014, (4% increase/20)

 Variance from expected activity 5.5% (27)

9,452 patients received Opioid Substitute Treatment (excluding prisons) for the November reporting period which includes 4,067 patients being treated by 346 GPs in the community.

Opioid Substitute Treatment was dispensed by 659 pharmacies catering for 6,665 patients for the reporting period.

At the end of the November reporting period there were 77 HSE clinics providing Opioid Substitute Treatment and an additional 11 prisons clinics were provided in the prison service.

55 new patients commenced Opioid Substitute Treatment during the November reporting period (12 in General Practice, 29 in HSE clinics) with a further 14 in the prison clinics.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
January 2016
63 p.
Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators
Health Service Executive
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HRB (Electronic Only)
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