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dc.contributor.authorBach, Tran Xuan
dc.contributor.authorLong, Nguyen Hoang
dc.contributor.authorHuong, Phan Thi Thu
dc.contributor.authorA Latkin, Carl
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction is an important component of quality in healthcare delivery. To inform the expansion of Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) services in Vietnam, we examined the satisfaction of patients with regards to different services delivery models and identified its associated factors. METHODS: We interviewed 1,016 MMT patients at 5 clinics in Hanoi and Nam Dinh province. The modified SATIS instrument, a 10-item scale, was used to measure three dimensions: "Services quality and convenience", "Health workers' capacity and responsiveness" and "Inter-professional care". RESULTS: The average score was high across three SATIS dimensions. However, only one third of patients completely satisfied with general health services and treatment outcomes. Older age, higher education, having any problem in self-care and anxiety/depression were negatively associated with patient's satisfaction. Meanwhile, patients receiving MMT at clinics, where more comprehensive HIV and general health care services were available, were more likely to report a complete satisfaction. CONCLUSION: Patients were highly satisfied with MMT services in Vietnam. However, treatment for drug users should go beyond methadone maintenance to address complicated health demands of drug users. Integrating MMT with comprehensive HIV and general health services together with improving the capacity of health workers and efficiency of services organisation to provide interconnected health care for drug users are critical for improving the outcomes of the MMT programvi
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS ONE;Volume 10, Issue 11, page 1-12
dc.subjectPatient Satisfactionvi
dc.titlePatient Satisfaction with Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Vietnam: A Comparison of Different Integrative-Service Delivery Modelsvi
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