A review of structural, process, and outcome measures for supervised consumption services


  • A 2019 systematic review identified several types of outcomes from scientific literature that guide assessment of SCS, including: usage by high-risk individuals, safe injection practice, overdose management, uptake of treatment and other healthcare services, decreased public drug use, prevention of blood-borne diseases, and decreased crime.
  • There are several services that occur at SCS, including, but not limited to: access to sterile drug use equipment, drug-checking services, hepatitis C testing, treatment, and care, hepatitis B vaccination, risk-reduction education, and testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. These SCS processes can be evaluated by the outcome measures proposed in the aforementioned systematic review.
  • Various study designs employing different types of data were used to evaluate SCS outcomes: ecological studies, modelling studies, prospective cohorts, and cross-sectional surveys.


Ontario HIV Treatment Network: Rapid Response Service




  • Population(s)
    • People who use drugs
    • General HIV+ population
    • General HIV- population
  • Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Prevention
  • Prevention
    • Drug use behaviours/harm reduction
  • Substance Use
    • Nonmedicinal drugs


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