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Table HSR-10. National substitution registries and other sources of data on substitution clients

Country National substitution registries and other sources of data on substitution clients
BelgiumSubstitution Treatment National Registry (since 2005). Under-estimate, as foreign nationals are not included.
BulgariaNational Centre for Addictions - Register for Substitution Treatment Programmes, Register for Patients on Substitution Maintenance Treatment.
Czech RepublicÚstav zdravotnických informací a statistiky CR (Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic) - Substitution Treatment Register; National focal point - Crude estimation of buprenorphine clients (according to distributed quantity of buprenorphine and results of the survey among clients of Prague low-threshold facilities).
DenmarkNational Registry of Drug Users Undergoing Treatment. The Registry contains information of people receiving drug treatment through their county excluding people in prison and hospitals.
GermanyThe Federal Opium Monitoring Centre at the Federal Institute for Pharmaceutics and Medical Devices (BfArM) monitors the quantity of delivered narcotics and has been keeping the National Substitution Register since its creation in 2003. The register is based on yearly census (1 July). Anonymised individual codes are used but double counting cannot be totally excluded.
EstoniaGlobal Fund programme.
IrelandCentral Treatment List, maintained by the Drug Treatment Centre Board, Trinity Court, Dublin 2. It is a statutory requirement to report any person receiving methadone treatment to the Central Treatment List. Each client has a unique identifier. Birth certificate and photograph must be provided to the Central Treatment List. Only authorised GPs and pharmacists can dispense methadone for the treatment of opiate dependence. There is a special prescription form.
GreeceData come from 7 methadone substitution units and 10 buprenorphine substitution units, which are the only officially recognised centres that can offer such treatment. The data collection is by an adjusted version of the Treatment Unit Form (TUF A) (see EIB. The collected information is controlled annually to check internal coherence as well as congruence across the years. This collection procedure is conducted annually by the Greek Reitox focal point. As far as substitution treatment is concerned, monitoring is also performed by the Organisation Against Drugs (?????), the only agent that has the permission granted by law to establish, operate and supervise substitution treatment programmes.
SpainRegistration at regional level (Autonomous Communities and Cities).
FranceOFDT estimate, based on datasets SIAMOIS/InVS. For methodology see: Cadet-Taïrou, A et al (2004) Les traitements de substitution en France: résultats récents 2004. Tendances June 2004,No. 37. http://www.ofdt.fr/ofdtdev/live/publi/tend.html
ItalyNational survey by National Research Council - SIMI®Italia Project. National sampling of 14% of clients/units.
Cyprusn.a. Methadone maintenance treatment under preparation in Cyprus.
LatviaMethadone programme of the State Addiction Agency. State Register of Persons with Drug Dependence and Substance Misuse.
LithuaniaVilnius Center for Addictive Disorders (VCAD) has a central database on methadone treatment. Health care institutions that prescribe methadone are obliged to report about inclusion or discharge of each patient. Private treatment under-reported.
LuxembourgNational substitution treatment register to be established within the Directorate of Health. The register should become operational in the course of 2007. Currently, data on clients in treatment are provided by the Luxembourg Information Network on Drugs and Drug Additions ('réseau luxembourgeois d'information sur les stupéfiants et les toxicomanies', RELIS) and National Health Insurance Union.
HungaryData on MAT centres and their clients is collected in the frame of Methadone Treatment Report 2005 by the specialised outpatient treatment centre of Nyíro Gyula Hospital.
MaltaSubstance Misuse Outpatient Unit (SMOPU), the centralised substitution unit in Malta.
NetherlandsThe National Alcohol and Drugs Information System (LADIS) covering outpatient addiction care and treatment, conducted by the Organization Care Information Systems (IVZ). Homepage: www.sivz.nl
AustriaRegister on substitution treatment of the Department of Health and Women BMG. Annual analysis of the register on substitution treatment is carried out by the NFP. The data is not complete; experience indicates that not all doctors or services report start of MAT to the register. Reporting obligation for GPs only introduced in March 2007.
PolandNational Bureau for Drugs Prevention, Poland.
PortugalInstituto da Droga e da Toxicodependência, Portugal.
RomaniaRomanian Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction/ Central Statistical Unit, Ministry of Health.
SloveniaClient documentation at CPTDAs and prison treatment statistics (UIKS Annual Report).
SlovakiaGeneral Secretariat of the Board of Ministers for Drug Addiction, Slovakia.
FinlandVoluntary and anonymous national drug treatment information system based at STAKES.
SwedenRegister of MAT-units, National Board of Health and Welfare.
UK (England)National Drug Treatment Monitoring System.
UK (N. Ireland)Northern Ireland Substitute Prescribing Database (SPD).
UK (Scotland)Prescription Information System, Information Services Division, National Services Scotland, NHS Scotland.
NorwayThe Unit for Addiction Medicine, University of Oslo.



 Standard table 'treatment availability' (ST24) 2006 and Reitox national reports. 

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