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Using ambulance attendances to recruit people who have experienced non-fatal heroin overdose

Dietze, Paul; Fry, Craig; Sunjic, Sandra; Zador, Deborah; Jolley, Damien; Rumbold, Greg; Bammer, Gabriele


Aims: To trial two novel methods of recruiting people who experience non-fatal heroin overdose through the ambulance service. Setting: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Methods: In Melbourne potential participants were given numbered contact cards by ambulance paramedics after revival, while in Sydney potential participants were approached after revival by a researcher who travelled with ambulance paramedics to the overdose scene. Results: In Melbourne 281 cards were distributed during the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/S0376-8716(02)00009-1


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