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Mobile Applications: Methods for Increasing Delivery and Adherence to Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Rural and Remote Communities

Saeid Komasi 1 , Mozhgan Saeidi 2 , Behzad Heydarpour 2 and Ali Soroush 3 , *
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1 Clinical Research Development Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Imam Ali Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Lifestyle Modification Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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  • Health Scope: November 2018, 7 (4); e12532
  • Published Online: September 5, 2018
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: May 6, 2017
  • Revised: April 14, 2018
  • Accepted: April 22, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/jhealthscope.12532

To Cite: Komasi S, Saeidi M, Heydarpour B, Soroush A. Mobile Applications: Methods for Increasing Delivery and Adherence to Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Rural and Remote Communities, Health Scope. 2018 ; 7(4):e12532. doi: 10.5812/jhealthscope.12532.

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