|Titre :||Building a European consensus on minimum quality standards for drug treatment, rehabilitation and harm reduction (2013)|
|Auteurs :||M. P. SCHAUB ; A. UCHTENHAGEN ; EQUS Expert Group|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||European Addiction Research (Vol.19, n°6, October 2013)|
|Article en page(s) :||314-324|
|Note générale :||EMCDDA scientific paper 2014 award winner|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETRAITEMENT ; QUALITE ; REDUCTION DES RISQUES ; PRISE EN CHARGE
Background/Aims: The Study on the Development of an EU Framework for Minimum Quality Standards and Benchmarks in Drug Demand Reduction (EQUS) has set up an inventory of quality standards and initiated a consensus-building process, aiming at establishing a set of European minimum quality standards (MQS) for treatment/rehabilitation and harm reduction in the field of drug abuse and dependence.
Methods: Existing documents were collected by country-specific experts and integrated into a predefined framework of quality standards. Agreement, implementation status and expected implementation problems of the proposed standards were assessed by a survey of European stakeholders and the final lists of European MQS were established at a European conference.
Results: Overall, 349 documents were identified as relevant. Major gaps were identified for ethical and legal standards, and for documents that provide grades of evidence for specific standards. A high level of acceptance was found for the treatment/rehabilitation MQS, while a somewhat lower level was found for the harm reduction MQS. The final lists of MQS were based on at least 80% of acceptance by European experts and stakeholders.
Conclusion: A high consensus of European MQS for treatment/rehabilitation and harm reduction has been achieved. Further implementation and developmental steps are discussed.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||28|
|Affiliation :||Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Zurich, Switzerland|