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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

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Title

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Collection

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2011

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W)

ISBN

9780733430206

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242182

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610318

Page content

97 Figure 56: SF-12 scores for IDRS participants compared with the general Australian population (ABS), 2011 Source: IDRS participant interviews , (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1995) 8.7 Health service access The 2011 IDRS survey included questions regarding access to health services in the previous four weeks. Table 79 shows the number of occasions a participant visited a particular health service and, of those occasions, how many were substance use related. For example, 18 participants reported attending a hospital ED/Casualty in the last four weeks with 94% of this group attending on one occasion and 6% attending on two occasions. Twenty-eight percent of those who had attended a hospital ED/Casualty reported that the visit was substance use related. A GP visit was the most common type of health service accessed with 49 participants reporting a GP visit in the last four weeks. Eighty-eight percent of this group attended a GP on one occasion while 6% attended twice, 2% attended three times and 4% attended four times or more. Approximately one-third (31%) reported that the GP visit was substance use related. Table 79: Health service access in the last four weeks, 2011 (%) Occasions visited Visits due to substance use 1 2 3 4 or more 0 1 2 3 or more Hospital ED/Casualty (n=18) 94 6 72 28 Hospital Outpatient (n=6) 83 17 83 17 Hospital Inpatient (n=7) 100 86 14 GP visit (n=49) 88 6 6 63 31 4 2 Specialist (n=10) 80 10 10 70 20 10 Dentist (n=8) 88 13 88 13 Other health professional (n=7) 71 14 14 100 Ambulance (n=10) 100 70 30 Psychiatrist (n=6) 83 17 33 50 17 Psychologist (n=4) 75 25 75 25 Social/welfare worker (n=7) 43 29 14 14 71 14 14 Drug/alcohol counsellor (n=7) 71 14 14 14 57 29 Other (n=2) 50 50 50 50 Source: IDRS participant interviews 50.1 36.9 49.8 36.5 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Australian Norms (SF-36) NT (SF-12) SF _1 2 m e d ia n s co re s PCS MCS


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