Beginning in 2010, SIRUS routinely extracts tabular data from the Norwegian Patient Register in order to fulfil its obligations to report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) on matters pertaining to the Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI). TDI comprises 23 data tables. These tables will be an annually updated set of core data from which the numbers and characteristics of new patients with drug-related diagnoses undergoing multi-disciplinary specialist treatment during the reporting year can be extrapolated. Data will also be extracted, initially in table form, of all people with drug-related diagnoses that have been in treatment during the year. Analyses of the tables will inform plans to extract individual data that better describe the major groups of drug users and identify the need for specific analyses of possible relevance at some point in the future.
See the full project description at Cristin for more information about results, researchers, contact information etc.
Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen, Avdeling for rusmidler og tobakk, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Grete Lauritsen Ostling, Avdeling for rusmidler og tobakk, Norwegian Institute of Public Health