What Are Dynamic Models and How Can They Be Used?

Published in: Modelling Drug Use: Methods to Quantify and Understand Hidden Processes (EMCDDA Scientific Monograph Series ; no 6) / Planning Group: Lucas Wiessing ... et al. (Lisbon : European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2001.), Chapter 2, p. 33-50

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2000

by Christine Godfrey, Steve Parrott, Matthew Sutton, Vanessa Waby, Phillip Young, Catherine M. Comiskey, Martin Frischer, Gordon Hay, Matthew Hickman, Johannes Jager, James P. Kahan, Ludwig Kraus, Roberto Mollica, Maarten Postma, Gianpaolo Scalia-Tomba, Roland Simon, Colin Taylor, Lucas Wiessing

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This chapter synthesizes discussions and conclusions from three meetings of a group of experts from across Europe to consider the feasibility of developing dynamic models of drug use and related problems. The authors consider (1) potential policy questions, (2) types of models and their advantages and disadvantages, and (3) the potential for further research.

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