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Table 3 What could be done to improve the management of patients on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT)?

From: Difficulties associated with outpatient management of drug abusers by general practitioners. A cross-sectional survey of general practitioners with and without methadone patients in Switzerland

Question: PT (n = 352) PWT (n = 231) X2 P
Better reimbursement for care 58.8% Question not asked   
Better post-graduate training 50% 31.2% 56.9 < 0.001
Group discussion of clinical cases 50% 22.9% 42.8 < 0.001
Better knowledge of psychiatric pathologies 46.6% 21.2% 38.7 < 0.001
More political commitment to drug-addicted patients
(more centers, more specialized professionals)
44.6% 64.1% 21.2 < 0.001
More accessible specialized professionals 42% 37.2% 1.3 0.262
Better training at medical school 41.2% 19% 6.0 0.014
Better screening for drug addiction
by private practitioners
18.2% 16.5% 0.3 0.656
Stronger political repression of illegal drugs 9.7% 19.5% 11.5 0.001
  1. PT = General practitioners with patients on methadone substitution treatment
  2. PWT = General practitioners without patients on methadone substitution treatment