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Development of a nurse-led primary healthcare service for injecting drug users in inner-city Sydney

Day, C.A.; Islam, Md Mofizul; White, A.; Reid, S.E.; Hayes, S.; Haber, Paul S


Injecting drug users (IDUs) experience numerous health problems, but report barriers to utilising general practitioners (GPs). A nurse-led Harm Minimisation-based Primary Healthcare (HMPH) service for IDUs was established within a needle and syringe program in inner-city Sydney with Area Health Service medical support and clinical governance. This paper aimed to describe the HMPH service, review service utilisation and assess nurses' perceptions of their work with IDUs. A review of the most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health
DOI: 10.1071/PY10064


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