Evaluating the impact of a national naloxone programme on ambulance attendance at overdose incidents: a controlled time–series analysis

@inproceedings{Mcauley2017EvaluatingTI,
  title={Evaluating the impact of a national naloxone programme on ambulance attendance at overdose incidents: a controlled time–series analysis},
  author={A E E J Mcauley and Janet Bouttell and Lee Barnsdale and Daniel F. Mackay and Jim Lewsey and Carole Hunter and Mark Robinson},
  booktitle={Addiction},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It has been suggested that distributing naloxone to people who inject drugs (PWID) will lead to fewer attendances by emergency medical services at opioid-related overdose incidents if peer administration of naloxone was perceived to have resuscitated the overdose victim successfully. This study evaluated the impact of a national naloxone programme (NNP) on ambulance attendance at opioid-related overdose incidents throughout Scotland. Specifically, we aimed to answer the… CONTINUE READING
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