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Table 3 Reasons why, and time since, patients on methadone first attended practice.

From: Chronic illness and multimorbidity among problem drug users: a comparative cross sectional pilot study in primary care

Reason first attended practice First attended the practice <10 years ago First attended the practice >10 years ago Total
Treatment of illicit drug use 11 9 20
Referred by addiction services for methadone treatment 17 0 17
General medical care 9 11 20
Total 37 20 57