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Table 4 Visits to the doctor and inpatient admissions and days at the Addiction Center 6 months before and 6 months after start of treatment

From: Auricular acupuncture for substance use: a randomized controlled trial of effects on anxiety, sleep, drug use and use of addiction treatment services

  NADA Local protocol Control Total
  n = 80 n = 80 n = 120 n = 280
Visits to the doctor
 6 months before 1.5(1.7) 2.1(2.0) 1.8(2.0) 1.8(1.9)
 6 months after 1.5(1.8) 2.0(2.9) 1.9(3.4) 1.8(2.8)
p 0.651 0.085 0.830 0.365
Inpatient admissions
 6 months before 0.7(0.8) 0.9(1.1) 0.7(0.7) 0.7(0.9)
 6 months after 0.4(0.7) 0.5(1.2) 0.4(0.7) 0.4(0.9)
p 0.002 0.005 <0.001 <0.001
Inpatient days
 6 months before 2.6(4.6) 3.8(7.8) 3.3(7.3) 3.2(6.8)
 6 months after 5.9(10.5) 7.3(11.4) 4.3(8.4) 5.6(10.0)
p 0.006 0.010 0.221 <0.001
  1. Mean(standard deviation)