Year: 1999 Source: Substance Use & Misuse, v.34, no.6, (May 1999), p.845-865 SIEC No: 19990181

Mortality & morbidity between injecting drug users in Amsterdam & Balitmore are compared to generate a hypothesis about the role of different health care systems & policies. Overdose suicide mortality was twofold higher in Amsterdam; no sufficient explanation was found. Other independent risk factors for overdose suicide mortality were recent injecting, polydrug use, 7 HIV-seropositivity.