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The accessibility, acceptability, health impact and cost implications of primary healthcare outlets that target injecting drug users: A narrative synthesis of literature

Islam, Md Mofizul; Topp, Libby; Day, Carolyn; Dawson, Angela; Conigrave, Katherine

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Background: Injecting drug users (IDUs) are at increased risk of health problems ranging from injecting-related injuries to blood borne viral infections. Access to primary healthcare (PHC) is often limited for this marginalised group. Many seek care at emergency departments and some require hospital admission due to late presentation. The costs to both the individual and the health system are such that policymakers in some settings have implemented IDU-targeted PHC centres, with a number of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102648
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.08.005

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