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An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins ... [et al.]

Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs
Title
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty
Title remainder
the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan P. Caulkins ... [et al.]
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focuses on school-based drug prevention programs that have proven effective in formal evaluations. Effectiveness at reducing cocaine consumption is inferred from effectiveness at reducing marijuana initiation, and spillover effects on those not participating in the program are accounted for. Given substantial uncertainties in all pertinent factors, the cost-effectiveness estimation framework is constructed to permit easy substitution of alternate values at reader preference or as more information becomes available. The authors conclude that prevention can reduce lifetime cocaine consumption by 2 to 11 percent. Although these effects are small, prevention programs are inexpensive, so that the associated cost-effectiveness values bracket those of a range of enforcement strategies. Treatment, however, appears more cost-effective than prevention. A nationwide drug prevention program would cost only a tiny fraction of what the United States now spends on drug control, but its effect on the cocaine-using population would be modest and slow to accumulate
Cataloging source
CstmoR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5824.Y68
LC item number
O94 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caulkins, Jonathan P.
  • Rydell, C. Peter.
  • Everingham, Susan S.
  • Chiesa, James
  • Bushway, Shawn.
  • Rand Corporation
  • RAND Drug Policy Research Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cocaine habit
  • Drug abuse counseling
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Students
  • Youth
Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR923/
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Publication
Note
"Drug Policy Research Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194)
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  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043283
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
99019931
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a409881
  • (RAND)rnd000000000120526
Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR923/
Publication
Note
"Drug Policy Research Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043283
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
99019931
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a409881
  • (RAND)rnd000000000120526

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