Pre-AIDS Mortality and Morbidity Among Injection Drug Users in Amsterdam and Baltimore: an Ecological Comparison
van Ameijden E J C~~Krol A~~et al
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.