- To provide clinicians, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of the effective approaches to treat opiate dependence.
- A nonfederal, nonadvocate, 12-member panel representing the fields of psychology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, family medicine, drug abuse, epidemiology, and the public.
In addition, 25 experts from these same fields presented data to the panel and a conference audience of 600.
Presentations and discussions were divided into 3 phases over 21/2 days :
(1) presentations by investigators working in the areas relevant to the consensus questions during a 2-day public session ;
(2) questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that are part of the public session ;
and (3) closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and morning of a third day.
The conference was organized and supported by the Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health.
Evidence. - The literature was searched through MEDLINE and other National Library of Medicine and online databases from January 1994 through September 1997 and an extensive bibliography of 941 references was provided to the panel and the conference audience.
Experts prepared abstracts for their presentations as speakers at the conference with relevant citations from the literature.
Scientific evidence was given precedence over clinical anecdotal experience.
Consensus Process. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Opiacés, Dépendance, Agoniste, Méthadone, Chimiothérapie, Conférence consensus, Politique sanitaire, Traitement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Opiates, Dependence, Agonist, Methadone, Chemotherapy, Consensus conference, Health policy, Treatment, Human
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Cote : 99-0038272
Code Inist : 002B03D. Création : 31/05/1999.