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The Washington Needle Depot: fitting healthcare to injection drug users rather than injection drug users to healthcare: moving from a syringe exchange to syringe distribution model

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2010
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Title
The Washington Needle Depot: fitting healthcare to injection drug users rather than injection drug users to healthcare: moving from a syringe exchange to syringe distribution model
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-7-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dan Small, Andrea Glickman, Galen Rigter, Thia Walter

Abstract

Needle exchange programs chase political as well as epidemiological dragons, carrying within them both implicit moral and political goals. In the exchange model of syringe distribution, injection drug users (IDUs) must provide used needles in order to receive new needles. Distribution and retrieval are co-existent in the exchange model. Likewise, limitations on how many needles can be received at a time compel addicts to have multiple points of contact with professionals where the virtues of treatment and detox are impressed upon them. The centre of gravity for syringe distribution programs needs to shift from needle exchange to needle distribution, which provides unlimited access to syringes. This paper provides a case study of the Washington Needle Depot, a program operating under the syringe distribution model, showing that the distribution and retrieval of syringes can be separated with effective results. Further, the experience of IDUs is utilized, through paid employment, to provide a vulnerable population of people with clean syringes to prevent HIV and HCV.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 3%
Portugal 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 36 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 25%
Student > Master 9 23%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Other 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 2 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 38%
Social Sciences 12 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 March 2012.
All research outputs
#816,142
of 3,620,976 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#111
of 213 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,373
of 96,195 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#4
of 13 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 3,620,976 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 63rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 213 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.3. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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