Criminal justice measures for economic data harmonization in substance use disorder research Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Health Care Costs
  • Models, Economic
  • Opiate Substitution Treatment

abstract

  • We identified four measures that are feasible and appropriate for estimating the economic consequences of SUDs/HIV/HCV: number of arrests, number of convictions, days of incarceration, and times committing criminal offenses, by type of offense. To account for extreme variation, grouping crimes by offense classification or calculating monthly averages per event allows for more meaningful comparisons across studies.

publication date

  • September 21, 2018

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s40352-018-0073-6

PubMed ID

  • 30242561

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 17

volume

  • 6

number

  • 1