Implementation, follow-up and analysis of cohort studies on mortality among drug users (report 2)

Series type: Technical reports


This is the scientific report from the second 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 a project carried out between 1998 and 1999 commissioned 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

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Cohorts enrolment and follow-up
  • Comparative analysis
  • Development of a questionnaire for the local report