Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis

@article{Nutt2010DrugHI,
  title={Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis},
  author={David J. Nutt and Leslie Anne King and Lawrence D. Phillips and on behalf of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376},
  pages={1558-1565}
}
BACKGROUND Proper assessment of the harms caused by the misuse of drugs can inform policy makers in health, policing, and social care. We aimed to apply multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) modelling to a range of drug harms in the UK. METHODS Members of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, including two invited specialists, met in a 1-day interactive workshop to score 20 drugs on 16 criteria: nine related to the harms that a drug produces in the individual and seven to the harms… CONTINUE READING
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