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International guidelines for estimating the costs of substance abuse [publication] /

by Single, Eric [clb]; Collins, David; Easton, Brian; Harwood, Henrick; Lapsley, Helen M; Kopp, Pierre; Wilson, Ernesto; Organisation mondiale de la santé‏ ‎.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva : WHO (World Health Organization), 2003, cop. 2003Edition: 2nd ed.Description: Vi, 81 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9241545828.MeSH subject(s): Substance-Related Disorders | Costs and Cost Analysis | Substance-Related Disorders -- economics | GuidelineAddiction suisse subject(s): Kosten | Drogen | Methode | Volkswirtschaft | Alkohol | TabakPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: This document derives from a series of on-going symposia organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse with the support of a variety of regional, national and international organizations. This second edition of the guideline is a collaborative effort and was prepared by an expanded working group in order to present guidelines for estimating the economic costs associated with substance abuse. The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the validity and comparability of cost estimates in different societies. The development of improved cost estimates also offers the potential to develop more complete cost-benefit analyses of policies and programmes aimed at reducing the harm associated with the use of psychoactive substances. [Contents] 1. Estimating the costs of substance abuse: introduction. - 2. A layperson's guide to economic cost estimation. - 3. Some theoretical issues in the application of the framework. - 4. Toward a common framework: the matrix of costs and issues of measurement. - 5. Data requirements and special considerations for developing countries. - 6. Interpretation of cost estimates and the relevance to evaluation of policies and programmes.
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Second Edition

This document derives from a series of on-going symposia organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse with the support of a variety of regional, national and international organizations. This second edition of the guideline is a collaborative effort and was prepared by an expanded working group in order to present guidelines for estimating the economic costs associated with substance abuse. The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the validity and comparability of cost estimates in different societies. The development of improved cost estimates also offers the potential to develop more complete cost-benefit analyses of policies and programmes aimed at reducing the harm associated with the use of psychoactive substances. [Contents] 1. Estimating the costs of substance abuse: introduction. - 2. A layperson's guide to economic cost estimation. - 3. Some theoretical issues in the application of the framework. - 4. Toward a common framework: the matrix of costs and issues of measurement. - 5. Data requirements and special considerations for developing countries. - 6. Interpretation of cost estimates and the relevance to evaluation of policies and programmes.