Table 33Summary evidence table for inpatient detoxification compared with community-based detoxification

Inpatient detoxification versus community-based detoxification
Total no. of trials
(total no. of participants)
2 RCTs
(N = 111)
Study IDDAY2006 WILSON 1975
Length of follow-upEnd of treatment
Evidence profile table number (Appendix 17)Table A17–19
Overall quality of evidenceLow
Completion of detoxification53% versus 36%, RR 1.60 (1.05 to 2.42)
K = 2, N = 111

RR > 1 favours inpatient detoxification.


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