Drug-related overdoses within a medically supervised safer injection facility

@article{Kerr2006DrugrelatedOW,
  title={Drug-related overdoses within a medically supervised safer injection facility},
  author={Thomas Kerr and Thomas Kerr and Mark Tyndall and Mark Tyndall and Calvin Lai and Julio S. G. Montaner and Julio S. G. Montaner and Evan Wood and Evan Wood},
  journal={International Journal of Drug Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={436-441}
}
  • T. Kerr, T. Kerr, +6 authors E. Wood
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Drug Policy
Background: In September 2003, North America’s first supervised injection facility (SIF) opened in Vancouver, Canada. We sought to examine the incidence and characteristics of overdose events at the SIF. Methods: The Vancouver SIF evaluation involves a comprehensive database within the SIF and the Scientific Evaluation of Supervised Injection (SEOSI) cohort consisting of 1046 SIF users. We examined the incidence and features of overdoses at the SIF and the responses made by SIF staff. Cox… Expand
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