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Supervised injection facilities in Canada: past, present, and future

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, May 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 590)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
Supervised injection facilities in Canada: past, present, and future
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12954-017-0154-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Thomas Kerr, Sanjana Mitra, Mary Clare Kennedy, Ryan McNeil

Abstract

Canada has long contended with harms arising from injection drug use. In response to epidemics of HIV infection and overdose in Vancouver in the mid-1990s, a range of actors advocated for the creation of supervised injection facilities (SIFs), and after several unsanctioned SIFs operated briefly and closed, Canada's first sanctioned SIF opened in 2003. However, while a large body of evidence highlights the successes of this SIF in reducing the health and social harms associated with injection drug use, extraordinary efforts were needed to preserve it, and continued activism by local people who inject drugs (PWID) and healthcare providers was needed to promote further innovation and address gaps in SIF service delivery. A growing acceptance of SIFs and increasing concern about overdose have since prompted a rapid escalation in efforts to establish SIFs in cities across Canada. While much progress has been made in that regard, there is a pressing need to create a more enabling environment for SIFs through amendment of federal legislation. Further innovation in SIF programming should also be encouraged through the creation of SIFs that accommodate assisted injecting, the inhalation of drugs. As well, peer-run, mobile, and hospital-based SIFs also constitute next steps needed to optimize the impact of this form of harm reduction intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 220 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 71 32%
Student > Bachelor 55 25%
Researcher 19 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 6%
Other 10 5%
Other 17 8%
Unknown 35 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 40 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 37 17%
Social Sciences 31 14%
Psychology 14 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Other 41 19%
Unknown 50 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 191. 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 02 March 2020.
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#90,270
of 15,305,941 outputs
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#9
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Outputs of similar age
#3,365
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Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#1
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