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Harm reduction healthcare: From an alternative to the mainstream platform?

Islam, Md Mofizul; Day, Carolyn; Conigrave, Katherine


Despite a plethora of health-related problems, access to primary healthcare is often limited for drug users (DUs). Many seek care at emergency departments and tertiary hospitals because of late presentation of illness. The costs to both DUs and the health system are such that harm reduction based healthcare centres (HRHCs) have been established in various settings and utilising a variety of models. These provide a range of medical and sometimes social services, in one, integrated, low-threshold...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.01.001


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