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Matheson, Catriona and Horsburgh, Kirsten and Shivaji, Tara and Schofield, Joe . (2019) Can tele-healthcare interventions prevent drug related deaths? London: Society for the Study of Addiction. SSA Post (18 September 2019)

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The level of drug related deaths (DRD) across the UK has reached crisis point. With 1187 deaths in Scotland1and 4359 in England and Wales (a rise of 27% and 16% respectively on the previous year), innovative solutions are being sought. The last decade has seen considerable investment and interest in tele-healthcare solutions to supporting independent living for the frail, elderly and those with long term conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy. Tele-healthcare is defined by the World Health Organisation as:

“Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities”...


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:18 September 2019
Publisher:Society for the Study of Addiction
Place of Publication:London
Number:18 September 2019
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
N Communication, information and education > Information use and impact
N Communication, information and education > Information technology / Digital
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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