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Table 2 Performance on criteria 1 to 5 measured against the defined standards.

From: Awareness of the need for safe storage of Methadone at home is not improved by the use of protocols on recording information giving

Criteria Standards Results
All methadone should be dispensed in a child resistant container when prescribed for home consumption. 100% 100%
All patients prescribed methadone should recall being given information on its safe storage. 100% 28.2%
All patients with methadone at home should store it in a safe locked location in a container with child resistant caps 100% 12.1%
All patients should be aware of the particular risks to children, especially if they have children at home or visiting the home. 100% 47.7%
All patients should be aware of the dangers of methadone use for non-users. 100% 97.7%