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The evaluation of a trial of syringe vending machines in Canberra, Australia

McDonald, David


Background: Syringe vending machines (SVMs) have been trialled in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, as an intervention aiming to increase the availability of sterile injecting equipment for use by IDUs. This study evaluated the 12-month trial. Methods: A utilisation-focused evaluation model, with both formative and summative components, was employed. Four SVMs were installed, each dispensing packs containing four 1 mL syringes and associated injecting paraphernalia. The trial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2008.06.004


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