Drug-related overdoses within a medically supervised safer injection facility

  title={Drug-related overdoses within a medically supervised safer injection facility},
  author={T. Kerr and M. Tyndall and C. Lai and J. Montaner and E. Wood},
  journal={International Journal of Drug Policy},
  • T. Kerr, M. Tyndall, +2 authors E. Wood
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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