|Titre :||Estimating the number of PDU with mortality data when drug-related deaths are under-reported|
|Auteurs :||E. JANSSEN ; Lisbon Addictions Conference 2015 (23-25 September 2015; Lisbon)|
|Type de document :||Document texte divers|
|Editeur :||Saint-Denis : OFDT, 2015|
|Format :||1 p.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEETUDE DE CAS ; MODELE STATISTIQUE ; MORTALITE ; METHODE ; CAUSE DE DECES
The multiplier method is a common way to indirectly estimate the number of drug users. Its mathematical simplicity ensures its spreading. Multiplier based on drug related deaths (DRD) is a likely alternative. However, some concerns arise when the number of DRD is thought to be under-estimated.
In France, all deceases are centralized and recorded by the general mortality registry, in charge of elucidating the causes of death. The suspected DRD are temporary labelled as "ill-defined or unknown causes of death", awaiting the official toxicological results to be published. In some cases, laboratories invoke medical secrecy to keep from transmitting the results to the general mortality registry. In others, analysis are delayed or even cancelled for budget constraints. The temporary code becomes permanent and some DRD are officially classified as unknown causes of death. Both the number of DRD and the consequent estimates of the number of drug users will thus be underestimated.
A correction needs be applied.
|Domaine :||Plusieurs produits / Several products|
|Sous-type de document :||Poster|
|Refs biblio. :||3|
|Affiliation :||OFDT, France|
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