The purpose of this study is to provide real-life evidence for the role of community-based, low-barrier, short-stay facilities in providing care for patients struggling with substance use disorder and severe bacterial infection requiring a prolonged (approximately 2-6 week) course of antibiotics.
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The purpose of this study is to assess whether a phone texting service will improve quality of care provided to the patients discharged from the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. Providing additional support, via their mobile phones, and connection to a care navigator, especially after discharge from psychiatric inpatient units may help patients make a seamless transition from hospital to community-based care and can potentially reduce losses to follow-up and unplanned readmissions to hospital.
The purpose of this study is to determine the lung and immune function benefits of stopping vaping for 72 hours in young adults who use e-cigarettes containing nicotine. The study also aims to determine if telling participants of their own personalized changes to their lung and immune function following the 72 hour abstinence period affects their motivation in quitting vaping.