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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) Cost and financing of drug treatment services in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Offi ce of the European Union.

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This Selected issue provides an exploratory European overview of costs associated with treatment for drug dependence. The cost of drug treatment in Europe is looked at from two main angles in this report. First, an overview is presented of the main sources of funding for drug treatment and the financing mechanisms that are employed in a number of European countries. This is followed by a focused analysis of the unit costs of the four main drug treatment modalities (detoxification, psychosocial inpatient, psychosocial outpatient and opioid substitution treatment).

Table of contents:
* Introductory note and acknowledgements
* Exploring the cost and fi nancing of drug treatment services in Europe
* Financing drug treatment
* Estimating expenditure on drug treatment in Europe
* Unit costs of drug treatment
* Conclusions


Date:2011
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:Publications Offi ce of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
ISBN:978-92-9168-464-9
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
VA Geographic area > Europe
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of drugs and alcohol (cost / pricing)

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