Estimating the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City using multiple data sources

@inproceedings{McNeely2012EstimatingTP,
  title={Estimating the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City using multiple data sources},
  author={Jennifer McNeely and Marc N. Gourevitch and Denise Paone and Sharmila Shah and Shana M. Wright and Daliah I Heller},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Despite concerns about its health and social consequences, little is known about the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City. Individuals who misuse heroin and prescription opioids are known to bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality. Service providers and public health authorities are challenged to provide appropriate interventions in the absence of basic knowledge about the size and characteristics of this population. While illicit drug users are… CONTINUE READING
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