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