Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do supervised injection sites (SIS) reduce mortality^ hospitalizations^ ambulance calls^ or disease transmission?
Bottom-line:
Best evidence from cohort or modeling studies suggest that SIS are associated with lower overdose mortality (88 fewer overdose deaths/100^000 person years)^ 67% fewer ambulance calls for treating overdoses and a decrease in HIV infections. Effects on hospitalizations are unknown.

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Publication Date: 2017-9-18
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-09-21 20:11:26