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Bury, Gerard and O'Kelly, F. and Pomeroy, L. (1993) The use of primary care services by drug users attending a HIV prevention unit. Irish Medical Journal, 86 (2). pp. 53-57.

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Intravenous drug using clients of a Dublin HIV Prevention Unit were interviewed about their use of general practitioner services. Sixty eight percent of clients had visited a GP within the previous year and 48% were registered with a GP under the General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme. Of 161 interviewees 60 were being treated with a fixed dose regimen of methadone at the Prevention Unit; this group was far less likely to visit a GP with a drug related problem and far less likely to have received methadone from a GP. Members of the GMS were much more likely than non members to have visited a GP and also more likely to have attended a specific GP for all problems besides methadone treatment. Methadone treatment and medical cover within the GMS Scheme emerged as important influences on the behaviour of clients with respect to general practitioners.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:March 1993
Season/Number:3
Page Range:pp. 53-57
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:86
Number:2
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
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