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Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs: an analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling
Project title: Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs: an analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling
Call to action: 12/3070 12/3070 Studies using pre-existing data
Research type: Primary Research
Lead Author: Dr Lucy Platt
Contractor: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Co-investigators: Dr Fortune NCube, Dr Lorna Guinness, Dr Noel Craine, Dr Peter Vickerman, Dr Vivian Hope, Miss Josie Smith, Ms Jenny Iversen, Professor Avril Taylor, Professor John Parry, Professor Lisa Maher, Professor Matthew Hickman, Professor Sharon Hutchinson.
Started: October 2013 | Status: Published October 2017
Opiate substitution therapy together with needle/syringe programmes (NSP) probably reduce the risk of hepatitis C acquisition; and NSP are likely to be good value for money and even cost-saving in some settings.
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