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Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2004
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 912)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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Title
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Harm Reduction Journal, January 2004
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-1-9
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Authors

Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, Elisa Lloyd-Smith, Chris Buchner, David C Marsh, Julio SG Montaner, Mark W Tyndall

Abstract

Many Canadian cities are experiencing ongoing infectious disease and overdose epidemics among injection drug users (IDUs). In particular, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis C Virus (HCV) have become endemic in many settings and bacterial and viral infections, such as endocarditis and cellulitis, have become extremely common among this population. In an effort to reduce these public health concerns and the public order problems associated with public injection drug use, in September 2003, Vancouver, Canada opened a pilot medically supervised safer injecting facility (SIF), where IDUs can inject pre-obtained illicit drugs under the supervision of medical staff. The SIF was granted a legal exemption to operate on the condition that its impacts be rigorously evaluated. In order to ensure that the evaluation is appropriately open to scrutiny among the public health community, the present article was prepared to outline the methodology for evaluating the SIF and report on some preliminary observations. The evaluation is primarily structured around a prospective cohort of SIF users, that will examine risk behavior, blood-borne infection transmission, overdose, and health service use. These analyses will be augmented with process data from within the SIF, as well as survey's of local residents and qualitative interviews with users, staff, and key stakeholders, and standardised evaluations of public order changes. Preliminary observations suggest that the site has been successful in attracting IDUs into its programs and in turn helped to reduce public drug use. However, each of the indicators described above is the subject of a rigorous scientific evaluation that is attempting to quantify the overall impacts of the site and identify both benefits and potentially harmful consequences and it will take several years before the SIF's impacts can be appropriately examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 120 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 28%
Student > Bachelor 22 18%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 10%
Other 7 6%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 17 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 15%
Social Sciences 17 14%
Psychology 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 23 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 378. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2021.
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#66,452
of 22,651,245 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#10
of 912 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61
of 132,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#1
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