Coupons attract high-risk untreated heroin users into detoxification.
This study examined the degree that the distribution of coupons brought drug users at risk of HIV infection into outpatient detoxification treatment.
Demographic characteristics and outcome indicators were compared for patients recited through coupon redemption (n=238) versus other referral channels (n=1129).
Significantly more coupon subjects had no previous drug treatment, compared with non-coupon subjects (28% vs. 13%), had shared needles in the previous 30 days (39% vs. 31%) and more were ethnic minorities and men.
Length of treatment stay and program completion rates did not differ between the groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diamorphine, Evolution, Toxicomanie, Sevrage toxique, Programme thérapeutique, Accessibilité, Soin, Traitement, Politique sanitaire, Partage, Seringue, Santé mentale, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Facteur risque, Incitation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heroin, Evolution, Drug addiction, Poison withdrawal, Therapeutic schedule, Accessibility, Care, Treatment, Health policy, Sharing, Syringe, Mental health, Human, United States, North America, America, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Risk factor
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