There has been limited examination of how prisoners view and experience opioid substitution treatment (OST). This project aims to describe OST within NSW correctional centres and patient experiences of being in OST while in prison.
Dr Deborah Zador
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
An improved understanding of patient motivations and experiences of OST will provide information to improve clinical service delivery.
- Describe opioid treatment program activity in NSW correctional centres
- Describe patient experiences of being in OST while in prison
This study is using a combination of qualitative (patient interviews) and quantitative (analysis of program data) methods.
A report on qualitative findings is being prepared.