Are primary health care centres that target injecting drug users attracting and serving the clients they are designed for? A case study from Sydney, Australia

Date

2013

Authors

Islam, Md Mofizul
Topp, Libby
Conigrave, Katherine
White, Ann
Haber, Paul S
Day, Carolyn

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Elsevier

Abstract

Background: Low-threshold primary healthcare (PHC) centres targeting injecting drug users (IDUs) are increasingly being created to offer preventative and opportunistic services. However, no data are available on the characteristics of clients who utilise

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Keywords: benzodiazepine; psychotropic agent; adult; age distribution; article; Australia; bloodstream infection; female; general practitioner; harm reduction; health care access; health care need; health center; health program; hepatitis B; human; intravenous drug Harm reduction; Injecting drug users; Low-threshold healthcare; Primary health care

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Source

International Journal of Drug Policy

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1016/j.drugpo.2012.06.002

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2037-12-31