Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis

  title={Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis},
  author={David J. Nutt and Leslie A King and Lawrence D. Phillips},
  journal={The Lancet},
BACKGROUND Proper assessment of the harms caused by the misuse of drugs can inform policy makers in health, policing, and social care. [...] Key Method Drugs were scored out of 100 points, and the criteria were weighted to indicate their relative importance. FINDINGS MCDA modelling showed that heroin, crack cocaine, and metamfetamine were the most harmful drugs to individuals (part scores 34, 37, and 32, respectively), whereas alcohol, heroin, and crack cocaine were the most harmful to others (46, 21, and 17…Expand
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