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• Few studies have examined the perspectives of patients with lived experience regarding outpatient treatment options for injection drug use (IDU) associated infections.
• We sought to better understand the perspectives of both community partners with lived experience who work with people who inject drugs (PWID) and hospitalized patients with IDU-associated infections on shared treatment decision making.
Maine Medical Center, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE), Center for Interdisciplinary Population & Health Research
IDU, patient-centered care, injected drugs, population health, IDU associated infections
Community Health | Patient Safety | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Eckland, Amy; Kohut, Michael PhD; Stoddard, Henry; Burris, Debra; Chessa, Frank; Sikka, Monica; Solomon, Daniel; Kershaw, Colleen; Eaton, Ellen; Hutchinson, Rebecca N.; Friedmann, Peter; Stopka, Thomas; Fairfield, Kathleen; and Thakarar, Kinna, "“I know my body better than anyone else” Perspectives of people who inject drugs on antimicrobial treatment decision making for serious infections" (2023). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2023. 16.