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Drug users seeking emergency care for soft tissue infection at high risk for subsequent hospitalization and death.

Authors
  • Binswanger, Ingrid A1
  • Takahashi, Traci A
  • Bradley, Katharine
  • Dellit, Timothy H
  • Benton, Kathryn L
  • Merrill, Joseph O
  • 1 Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Mail Stop B180, AO1,12631 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs
Publication Date
November 2008
Volume
69
Issue
6
Pages
924–932
Identifiers
PMID: 18925351
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

IDUs who sought care in the emergency department for soft tissue infections were at high risk for subsequent hospitalization and death. Visits for soft tissue infections represent missed opportunities for preventive care.

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