Implementation, follow-up and analysis of cohort studies on mortality among drug users (report 1)

Series type: Technical reports


This is the final report from the first phase of a project set up to promote and co-ordinate the setting up of cohorts of drug users recruited through treatment centres, in order to monitor the mortality risk of problematic drug users in Europe, taking into account the different pattern of drug use. The report presents the results of two projects commissioned in 1997 and 1998 by the EMCDDA and carried out by the Department of Epidemiology of Lazio Region Health Authority, in co-operation with a team of key experts from European Union member States.

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Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Background and rationale
  • Objectives
  • Overall output of the project
  • Local reports
  • Analysis of retrospective cohorts
  • Conclusion