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Systematic review of guidelines in estimating social costs on drugs / Vincenzo Alberto Vella, [i 4 més]

By: Vella, Vincenzo Alberto [autor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleContent type: text Media type: informàtic Carrier type: recurs en líniaSubject(s): Cost social | Drogoaddicció | Factors socioeconòmics | CostOnline resources: Accés lliure
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Vincenzo Alberto Vella, Anna García-Altes, Lidia Segura García, Nuria Ibáñez Martínez, Joan Colom Farran
In: GACETA SANITARIA 2018 SET-OCT; 32(5): 481-487Summary: Objective To systematically review guidance documents for the estimation of the social cost of illegal drugs, and to define standards for this estimation. Method A systematic literature search was conducted between April and May 2015 and updated in November 2015. Pubmed, Scopus, and Google Scholar were searched. Studies were included only if they provided indications of analytical methods for calculating the social cost of illegal drugs consumption. Results A total of 21 papers were selected for a final review. Four main areas of discussion were identified: a) alternative theories for the framework design; b) basic concepts definition; c) theoretical issues in the application of the framework and; d) definition of the cost matrix and its elements. The review exercise enabled the definition of two analytical approaches, which are proposed as references for estimation in the field. Conclusions although social cost is a well-established method in the literature, there is a lack of agreement on the most appropriate approaches in the area of estimation of the social cost of illegal drugs consumption. Moreover, the two analytical approaches proposed are aimed at promoting more research focused at sophisticating the methodology in the field. Keywords: Socioeconomic factors, Costs and cost analysis, Cost of illness, Guideline, Substance-related disorders, Factores socioeconómicos, Costes y análisis de coste, Coste de la enfermedad, Guía, Trastornos relacionados con sustancias
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Journal article Journal article Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
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Journal Journal Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
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Vincenzo Alberto Vella, Anna García-Altes, Lidia Segura García, Nuria Ibáñez Martínez, Joan Colom Farran

Objective
To systematically review guidance documents for the estimation of the social cost of illegal drugs, and to define standards for this estimation.

Method
A systematic literature search was conducted between April and May 2015 and updated in November 2015. Pubmed, Scopus, and Google Scholar were searched. Studies were included only if they provided indications of analytical methods for calculating the social cost of illegal drugs consumption.

Results
A total of 21 papers were selected for a final review. Four main areas of discussion were identified: a) alternative theories for the framework design; b) basic concepts definition; c) theoretical issues in the application of the framework and; d) definition of the cost matrix and its elements. The review exercise enabled the definition of two analytical approaches, which are proposed as references for estimation in the field.

Conclusions
although social cost is a well-established method in the literature, there is a lack of agreement on the most appropriate approaches in the area of estimation of the social cost of illegal drugs consumption. Moreover, the two analytical approaches proposed are aimed at promoting more research focused at sophisticating the methodology in the field.

Keywords:
Socioeconomic factors, Costs and cost analysis, Cost of illness, Guideline, Substance-related disorders, Factores socioeconómicos, Costes y análisis de coste, Coste de la enfermedad, Guía, Trastornos relacionados con sustancias

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