Modelling drug use: methods to quantify and understand hidden processes

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Dokumentart: Book
Date: 2001
Source: EMCDDA Scientific Monograph Series ; (2001) 6
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
610 - Medicine and health
Keywords: Europäische Union , Drogenmissbrauch , Modellierung
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Dynamic modelling is a quantitative technique used by scientists when data are scarce to generate estimates, test hypotheses and forecast trends. This publication explores the potential role of dynamic modelling in helping to interpret data on drug use and its consequences in the European Union. The monograph contains over a dozen expert reviews on modelling techniques and their use in estimating drug use and related health consequences. The publication presents dynamic modelling as a valuable analytical tool, not only in improving insight into drug use, but also in contributing to the development of evidence-based drug policies and interventions.

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