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Life expectancy and productivity loss among narcotics addicts thirty-three years after index treatment

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dc.contributor.author Smyth, Breda
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-21T15:44:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-21T15:44:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-22
dc.identifier.citation Smyth, B., Fan, J., & Hser, Y.-I. (2006). Life expectancy and productivity loss among narcotics addicts thirty-three years after index treatment. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 25(4), 37-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1055-0887
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2342
dc.description.abstract This study computed the life expectancy of a cohort of male narcotics addicts followed for 33 years and assessed the productivity lost as a result of premature mortality. The future life expectancy was constructed for the narcotics addicts and for a comparable cohort from the general U.S. population. The average future life expectancy of the cohort was 18.84 years compared to 33.48 years for comparable U.S. males (t = 49.49, p < .00001). As a result of this premature mortality, the estimated monetary value of lost productivity was greater than $174 million. The lives of heroin addicts were severely truncated at productive ages resulting in a loss of potential productivity that increases social and economic burdens. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject Life expectancy en_US
dc.subject Productivity loss en_US
dc.subject Narcotics en_US
dc.subject Addiction en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Life expectancy and productivity loss among narcotics addicts thirty-three years after index treatment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J069v25n04_04 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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