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Ist Suchtprävention generell wirtschaftlich?


Rehm, J (2003). Ist Suchtprävention generell wirtschaftlich? Suchttherapie, 4(1):8-11.

Abstract

Prevention of substance abuse is often seen as a positive health policy per se. Several examples are given, however, where large preventive measures in the field of substance abuse did not show the intended result; some were even associated with the opposite of the intended effects. Thus, the usual standards of evidence-based medicine should also be applied to prevention, and preventive activities in the field of substance abuse should be evaluated for their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Counter-arguments to this position are discussed.

Prevention of substance abuse is often seen as a positive health policy per se. Several examples are given, however, where large preventive measures in the field of substance abuse did not show the intended result; some were even associated with the opposite of the intended effects. Thus, the usual standards of evidence-based medicine should also be applied to prevention, and preventive activities in the field of substance abuse should be evaluated for their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Counter-arguments to this position are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2003
Deposited On:13 May 2014 12:32
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:47
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:1439-9903
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2003-38098
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-94733

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