A comparison of doctors' practice in notifying addicts to the Home Office and reporting them to the North Western Drug Misuse Database.
Doctors have been required to notify named addict patients to the Chief Medical Officer at the Home Office since 1968, and since 1990 have been encouraged to report voluntarily all their drug misusing patients to anonymized NHS regional databases.
The North Western Drug Misuse Database, set-up for research purposes in 1985, was the forerunner of these databases.
Compliance by doctors from three North Western District Health Authorities with both data collection systems between 1986 and 1989 was assessed by matching the names of notified addicts with the attributors of individuals reported to the NWDMD as users of notifiable drugs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Médecin, Témoignage, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Public health organization, Mental health, Physician, Testimony, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0327792
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.