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Research Article

Medical facilities used by heroin users.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 293 doi: (Published 08 November 1986) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986;293:1215
  1. A B Bucknall,
  2. J R Robertson,
  3. K Foster


    There is little information about the extent of contact between heroin users and medical facilities. In this study of heroin users from general practice we found an increase in the attendance of patients after the onset of heroin use and that a high proportion of appointments were made at general practices compared with hospital departments.