Table 1

Priority groups in addiction and problem gambling treatment agencies, Ontario, 2011
Priority groups N (%)
At risk of harming themselves or others 42 (51)
Pregnant women 35 (43)
People with personal safety issue (e.g. threat of partner violence) 29 (35)
Other 28 (34)
People experiencing homelessness 23 (28)
People with serious mental health problems 23 (28)
Clients with concurrent disorders 20 (24)
Transfers from particular services or systems 18 (22)
Youth 14 (17)
Clients on probation 10 (12)
Serious physical health problems 9 (11)
People of first nations, metis or inuit descent 6 (7)
Offenders referred by arrest referral 5 (6)
Families 4 (5)
HIV positive status 4 (5)
Injection drug use 3 (4)
Language barrier 3 (4)

This table identifies the client groups considered priority by survey respondents. The percentage of respondents who identified a recognized category is indicated. Individuals accessing treatment who are at risk of harming themselves or others were cited most commonly as a priority treatment group (51% of respondents).

Pascoe et al.

Pascoe et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:483   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-483

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