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Table 3 Audit criteria performance

From: Safe storage of methadone in the home - an audit of the effectiveness of safety information giving

Criteria Standards Results
All patients who take home methadone should have it dispensed in a child resistant container 100% 31%
All patients who take home methadone should have it dispensed in a child resistant container 100% 100 %
All patients prescribed methadone for home consumption should have an accurate measuring device available 100% 62.5%
All patients who have methadone at home should store it in a child resistant container within a safe locked location. 100% 2.5%
All patients where children may have access to methadone should be aware of the particular risks to children. 100% 93.6%
All patients prescribed methadone should be aware of the risks of accidental overdose 100% 82%