Medically Supervised Injection Services - Edmonton Insight Community Survey Results
This was one single topic among many from Part 1 of the March 2017 Mixed Topic survey. To view the survey questions, click on the following link:
Open from March 14 - 21, 2017. 
At the time the survey was launched survey invitations were sent to 6696 Insight Community Members. 1850 members completed the survey which represents a completion rate of 28%. A total of 1869 respondents completed the survey: 1850 Insight Community Members and 19 using the anonymous link(s) which will have no demographic info.

Question 1:  An explanation surrounding injection drug use and access to medically supervised injection services was given to Respondents. A planned delivery model was provided as a small-scale health service with agencies that work with this population and a variety of wraparound supports. Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following: Do you agree with this approach?

Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Primary health care for wounds and infections
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Education on safer injection and overdose prevention
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Links to detox, counselling and addiction treatment  programs
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Links to diagnosis and care for chronic infections and other conditions
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Help finding shelter, food and clothing
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: Other (free text responses are not available)
Question 2: Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question: Which services do you think people with problematic substance use should have access to as part of medically supervised injection services?
Option: None of the above

Question 3: Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following: How important do you think medically supervised injection services are in helping to keep people and communities healthy and safe?


Question 5: Respondents were given information on medically supervised injection services.and then were asked to select one response only to the following: Do you agree with the goal of having 24/7 coverage across the community agencies where these services will be offered?