Health related data and epidemiology in the European Community
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Health related data and epidemiology in the European Community

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
EUROPEAN MONITORING CENTRE
FOR DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTION (EMCDDA)
HEALTH RELATED DATA
AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
IN THE
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
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Page 13, line 5 of the above-mentioned publication ;
for "Secretary-General" please read "Secretariat-General". COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
EUROPEAN MONITORING CENTRE
FOR DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTION (EMCDDA)
HEALTH RELATED DATA
AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
IN THE
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
DOCUMENT This document has been prepared for use within the Commission. It does not
necessarily represent the Commission's official position.
Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this document.
Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1993
ISBN 92-826-5326-9
© ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels · Luxembourg, 1993
Reproduction authorized, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is
acknowledged.
Printed in Luxembourg EUROPEAN MONITORING CENTRE FOR
DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTION
(EMCDDA)
A European Monitoring Centre
for Drugs and Drug Addiction:
Health Related Data and Epidemiology in
the European Community
Results of a Seminar Sponsored
by the Commission of the
European Communities
Brussels, 21-23 September 1992 Contents
I. Introduction
II. Framework for the fight against drugs in the context of European
union
The Fight Against Drugs and Criminality After the Treaty on
European Union and the Role of the European Monotoring
Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
III. Experiences and perspectives on existing networks on drugs and
drug addiction
1. General overview
1.1. An Overview of Existing Networks
2. The American experience
2.1. The Role of Networks in Drug Abuse Surveillance: An
Account of the History, Implementation, and Development of
the Community Epidemiology Work Group Model in the
U.S.
2.2. The Community Drug Epidemiology Network
3. The European experience
3.1. Improving the Comparability of Epidemiological Data: Why
and How?
3.2. The Pompidou Group's Multicity Network Project
3.3. An Example of Indirect Indicators : Deaths Related to Drug
Use
3.4. A Monitoring System for a Network of Outpatient Services
in the Netherlands and Germany
-5-IV. Experiences and perspectives on general population surveys
1. General ideas
1.1. Household Surveys on drug Use : Current Situation and
Prospects
1.2. Some Reflections on Household Surveys
2. Case studies
2.1. Methodology of the U.S. Household survey on Drug Abuse
2.2. The German Experience : Methodological Aspects of the
Survey
2.3. Conducting Household Surveys in a European Country :
Transferability, Feasibility, and Methodological Issues
Deriving from the Greek Experience
2.4. The Eurobarometer and Public Opinion in the European
Community
Proposals for future initiatives
1. Networks
2. Surveys
VI. Annex
1. Agenda
2. Participants I. Introduction