|Titre :||Epidemiology of drug related deaths in Europe: research issues and preventive implications. Final report|
|Auteurs :||F. R. INGOLD|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Paris : IREP, 1991|
|Format :||144 p.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMORTALITE ; SURDOSE ; EPIDEMIOLOGIE
Thésaurus GéographiqueIRLANDE ; GRECE ; ITALIE ; DANEMARK ; BELGIQUE ; PAYS-BAS ; ESPAGNE ; ETATS-UNIS ; FRANCE
We present here the main results which have been discussed during the course of the study and during the Paris expert meeting which occured in October 25-26. The expert meeting concerning the epidemiological study of deaths related to illicit drug use reflected the general concerns of policy-makers and researchers in each of the participating European countries. In our questionnaire to the experts prior to the meeting, we had defined the scope of the study as follows:
1) How reliable and how valid are the procedures for compiling statistics ?
2) Are definitions and statistical procedures identical in the 12 European states ?
3) What would seem to be the significance of the data already collected ?
4) What can be done to improve the quality and relevance of the drug-related deaths "indicators" ?
Deaths related to illicit drug-use were defined in this questionnaire as deaths resulting directly or indirectly from illicit drug-use. Not all of these deaths would be currently registered as drug-related. Some deaths would be regarded as directly drug-related, typically overdose deaths. Others would be regarded as indirectly drug-related, even though they would not
be registered as such, since causal links could not always be established between the death itself and drug-use: typical examples were accidents, suicides and homicides occuring in the course of, or during recovery from, significant intoxication.
This definition may not have reflected the member countries' current definitions, but was chosen to identify the possible points of comparison between the countries, and the bases on
which new choices could be made for the classification of drug related deaths. (document’s introduction)
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|