Economic Evaluation of Adolescent Addiction Programs: Methodologic Challenges and Recommendations

Jenny F. Homer, Michael F. Drummond, Michael T. French

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Abstract

This article identifies and describes several methodologic challenges encountered in economic evaluations of substance abuse interventions for adolescents. Topics include study design, the choice of perspective, the estimation of costs and outcomes, and the generalizability of results. Recommendations are offered for confronting these challenges using examples from research on adolescent substance abuse and dependency/addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-539
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent addiction
  • Benefits
  • Costs
  • Economic evaluation
  • Substance abuse programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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