A nice try that fails: the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) evaluation of the effect of treatment of alcohol and drug problems: the epidemiologist's view.

@article{Poikolainen2002ANT,
  title={A nice try that fails: the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) evaluation of the effect of treatment of alcohol and drug problems: the epidemiologist's view.},
  author={Kari Poikolainen},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={416-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) has recently published a large, >800-page systematic review. It reviews brief interventions to reduce alcohol intake, long-term prognosis of substance dependence, obstetric questions and economic aspects of addiction treatments. The main part aims to evaluate treatments on alcohol and other addictive substances by meta-analytical techniques. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS The report summarizes 641 individual… CONTINUE READING