Evaluating Vancouver's supervised injection facility: data and dollars, symbols and ethics

Des Jarlais, Don C.; Arasteh, Kamyar; Hagan, Holly
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1105
Academic Journal
The article offers views on a model of the cost-effectiveness of Insite, the supervised injection facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, that is under a threat of being closed. According to the authors, it is inappropriate to assess Insite within a model that assumes HIV prevention among injection drug users is not succeeding in Vancouver in general. They believe Insite not only saves costs, but also meets the criteria for effectiveness.


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