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2021 Apr 21

Harm Reduct J



Hospital admissions and mortality due to complications of injection drug use in two hospitals in Regina, Canada: retrospective chart review.


Infectious complications of injection drug use (IDU) often require lengthy inpatient treatment. Our objective was to identify the number of admissions related to IDU in Regina, Canada, as well as describe patient demographics and comorbidities, yearly mortality, readmission rate, and cumulative cost of these hospitalizations between January 1 and December 31, 2018. Additionally, we sought to identify factors that increased risk of death or readmission.