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States and Territories

2012

Department of Health and Human Services (2012)

Tasmanian opioid pharmacotherapy program: policy and clinical practice standards.

Hobart: Tasmanian Government

This publication provides a best practice framework for opioid treatment and some key principles that inform high quality, safe and effective treatment of opioid dependent patients in Tasmania.

It includes information on:

  • epidemiology of opioid use
  • clinical features of opioid dependence
  • policy framework and legislative requirements
  • clinical pharmacology
  • assessment for entry into opioid pharmacotherapy program
  • safe treatment induction
  • maintenance treatment
  • specific population groups.

The publication was developed by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

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Last updated: 27 November 2017
 
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