Out-patient medical care in Edinburgh for IDU-related HIV

R P Brettle, L Willocks, B A Hamilton, L Shaw, C L Leen, A Richardson, S M Gore

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Using combined medical and drug clinics, by the end of 1990 we had initiated contact with 511 HIV positive individuals, 75% injection drug use (IDU) related. We have previously reported a significant reduction in the number of missed appointments from 1985-89 following the introduction of methadone and an all day clinic, but between 1989 and 1990 the appointment default rate rose from 17 to 25%. A significant percentage increase in missed appointments was, however, only seen in those not attending the all day clinic (chi 2(3) = 121.3, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Number of pages10
JournalAIDS Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Ambulatory Care
  • Appointments and Schedules
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • HIV Infections
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Methadone
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Dropouts
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Scotland
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous


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