Needles and the damage done: reasons for admission and financial costs associated with injecting drug use in a Central London Teaching Hospital.

@article{Marks2013NeedlesAT,
  title={Needles and the damage done: reasons for admission and financial costs associated with injecting drug use in a Central London Teaching Hospital.},
  author={Michael Marks and Emily Pollock and Margaret Armstrong and Stephen Morris-Jones and Michael Kidd and Philip Gothard and Mahdad Noursadeghi and Justin F. Doherty},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={95-102}
}
OBJECTIVES To establish the clinical reasons for inpatient admissions among injecting drug users. To determine the frequency of behavioural issues during their care and to estimate the financial implications of injecting drug use to the health service. METHODS Retrospective cohort study at University College London Hospital. Clinical, laboratory and financial data were extracted from case notes and electronic records. The cost of each admission was compared to the income received for the… CONTINUE READING