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Report by: Jenifer Barrie, Medical Student
Search checked by: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant
Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether the training of intravenous drug users in the use of naloxone and the prescription of that drug to those users reduces mortality from opiate overdose. A total of 87 papers was found using the reported searches, of which three presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers …