Clinical outcomes and health care costs among people entering a safer opioid supply program in Ontario

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be a major public health concern in Canada. Safer opioid supply (SOS) programs provide prescription opioids as well as health and social supports to individuals who are at high risk of overdose as a harm reduction measure. Canada’s first SOS program began at the London Intercommunity Health Centre (LIHC) in 2016.

This study evaluates the impact of this program on health services utilization and health care costs.

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