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Estimation of life expectancy and the expected years of life lost among heroin users in the era of opioid substitution treatment (OST) in Taiwan.

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      Opioid substitution treatment (OST) has been implemented in Taiwan since 2006. We estimated the life expectancy (LE) and expected years of life lost (EYLL) in a cohort of heroin users stratified by OST for comparison.

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      [1 ] Jianan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, No. 80, Lane 870, Zhongshan Road, Rende District, Tainan 71742, Taiwan; Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan. Electronic address: kunchiachang0517@gmail.com.
      [2 ] Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan. Electronic address: robertlu@mail.ncku.edu.tw.
      [3 ] Jianan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, No. 80, Lane 870, Zhongshan Road, Rende District, Tainan 71742, Taiwan. Electronic address: ky67122@hotmail.com.
      [4 ] Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. Electronic address: hwang@sinica.edu.tw.
      [5 ] Jianan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, No. 80, Lane 870, Zhongshan Road, Rende District, Tainan 71742, Taiwan. Electronic address: babyming@gmail.com.
      [6 ] Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan; Department of Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70401, Taiwan. Electronic address: jdwang121@gmail.com.
      Journal
      Drug Alcohol Depend
      Drug and alcohol dependence
      1879-0046
      0376-8716
      Aug 1 2015
      : 153
      26054944
      S0376-8716(15)00283-5
      10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.033
      Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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