Hepatitis C and injecting drug use: impact, costs and policy options

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dc.contributor European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-08T09:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-08T09:45:11Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other 510717551 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/81818
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-818188 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-23211
dc.description.abstract Hepatitis C infections occurring in recent years in the European Union may cost countries billions of euros in future healthcare, according to research published in this monograph. A conglomeration of state-of-the-art research on hepatitis C, drug use and public health methods, this publication presents analyses on the impact and costs of the disease among injecting drug users, as a basis for sound policy-making. Other issues addressed include: quality of life; treatment, surveillance and prevention; and the cost-effectiveness of measures such as needle-exchange programmes and substitution therapy. Hepatitis C affects an estimated 170 million people worldwide and at least a million, but possibly several million, people in Western Europe who are at risk of developing liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is a highly infectious and potentially fatal blood-borne disease that attacks the liver and for which there is as yet no vaccine. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification Europäische Union , Drogenmissbrauch , Hepatitis C de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 360 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 610 de_DE
dc.title Hepatitis C and injecting drug use: impact, costs and policy options en
dc.type Book de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Kriminologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.opus.portal kdoku de_DE
utue.publikation.source EMCDDA Scientific Monograph Series ; (2004) 7


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