Mortality of drug addicts in the United Kingdom 1967-1993.

  title={Mortality of drug addicts in the United Kingdom 1967-1993.},
  author={Hamid Ghodse and Adenekan Oyefeso and Brian Kilpatrick},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={27 3},
BACKGROUND Mortality in specified clinical populations has often been regarded as a measure of treatment effectiveness. This study examined time trends in mortality of drug addicts in the UK notified to the Home Office over a 27-year period. METHODS The study was a longitudinal analysis of routine mortality data of a population of newly notified addicts from 1967 to 1993. Altogether, 92 802 addicts were newly notified during the study period, and they accounted for 687 673 person-years of… CONTINUE READING

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