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Am J Public Health. 1999 May;89(5):752-5.

Weekly patterns of drug treatment attendance.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., USA. dacecap@aol.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study examined weekly patterns of drug treatment attendance in relation to date of welfare payment receipt and reason for treatment absence.

METHODS:

Treatment attendance by Medicaid-eligible pregnant women who were drug dependent was examined by calendar week over a 29-month period.

RESULTS:

Time series analyses showed that attendance was lower during week 1 than week 4. Drug use was the most frequently reported reason for treatment absence during week 1 (25%) but was not reported as a reason during week 3.

CONCLUSIONS:

Drug-dependent outpatients had increased absences associated with illicit drug use during the first week of the month when welfare payments were received. The generalizability of the findings is unknown.

PMID:
10224989
PMCID:
PMC1508717
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