Out-patient medical care in Edinburgh for IDU-related HIV.
Using combined medical and drug clinics, by the end of 1990 we had initiated contact with 511 HIV positive individuals, 75% injection drug use (IDU) related.
We have previously reported a significant reduction on the number of missed appointments from 1985-89 following the introduction of methadone and an all day clinic, but between 1989 and 1990 the appointment default rate rose from 17 to 25%. A significant percentage increase on missed appointments was, however, only seen on those not attending the all day clinic (khi2(3) = 121.3, p < 0.001).
An analysis of the patients missing appointments during 1989-90 revealed that 36-45% of patients attendong each year missed only 1 or 2 appointments, that the majority of missed appointments each year were accounted for by less than 20% of the patients, around 60% of these patients missed appointements in both years and that only 2% of patients attending both years consistently miss 3 or more appointments per year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Observance thérapeutique, Evolution, Relation thérapeutique, Homme, Etude longitudinale, SIDA, Séropositivité, Rendez-vous thérapeutique, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Treatment compliance, Evolution, Therapeutic relation, Human, Follow up study, AIDS, Seropositivity, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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