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Figure HSR-1. Opioid substitution treatment coverage

Part (ii) Overall estimated number of problem opioid users in treatment (in opioid substitution treatment and other treatments) as a percentage of the estimated number of problem opioid users, 2011 or most recent year available

 
 
CountryTotal POUsPOUs in treatmentOST clientsOther treatment clients % of POU in OST % of POU in other treatments
Hungary3130236863917292055
Netherlands17700133131008532285718
Ireland2079013657872949284224
England26407216630715303313274585
Italy19300012067110998710684576
Austria3030618865167822083557
Germany170805871117620010911456
Cyprus9364001882122023
Greece20473851767831734338

Notes:

The total number of POUs in treatment is based on estimates based on various methods as reported by each country.

Based on countries' estimates of problem opiate use (POU), estimates or estimates of problem drug use and injecting drug use, where case definitions in the country's estimates correspond to POU.

See the data on number of clients in substitution treatment in Table HSR-10 part (ii) .

The problem opioid use estimates can be found in Table PDU-1 part (iii) and Figure PDU-1.

For Netherlands, the POUs in treatment include 12 313 primary opiate clients and 1 925 secondary opiate clients.

For Ireland, the 2006 problem opioid use estimate (20 790) is believed to be an overestimate (Irish National Report 2011). Consequently, the proportion of POU in treatment may be underestimated.

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.

Sources:

Standard Tables 24 (ST24) on 'treatment availability' Section 3 and Section 5, submitted by NFPs.

Reitox National Reports.

Country  % of POU in other treatments % of POU in OST
Hungary 55 20
Netherlands 18 57
Ireland 24 42
England 5 58
Italy 6 57
Austria 7 55
Germany 6 45
Cyprus 23 20
Greece 8 33

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