Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America: InSite
Posted Apr 18 2011 12:15am
insite...Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America
Marshall and colleagues report a reduction in overdose mortality rates associated with North America’s first medically supervised safe-injection facility
The Lancet (online April 18)
"The fatal overdose rate in this area decreased by 35·0% after the opening of the SIF, from 253·8 to 165·1 deaths per 100 000 person-years (p=0·048). By contrast, during the same period, the fatal overdose rate in the rest of the city decreased by only 9·3%, from 7·6 to 6·9 deaths per 100 000 person-years (p=0·490). There was a significant interaction of rate differences across strata (p=0·049)."