Journal article

Mortality among regular or dependent users of heroin and other opioids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

Louisa Degenhardt, Chiara Bucello, Bradley Mathers, Christina Briegleb, Hammad Ali, Matt Hickman, Jennifer McLaren

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2011

Grants

Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Our thanks go to Jen McLaren, whose work on this study and with our team was very much appreciated, and who is sorely missed. We are also thankful for the input of many people who provided additional data or comments on the completeness of the search, and shortlist of studies identified: Eva Congreve, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia; John Corkery, International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK; Marina Davoli, Department of Epidemiology, ASL RM/E, Rome, Italy; Anna Fugelstad, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Sandro Galea, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Wayne Hall, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Eric Janssen, Emerging Trends Department, Observatoire francais des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT), French Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction, Paris, France; Thomas Kerr, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Dominique Lopez, EMCDDA, Lisbon, Portugal; Helene Martineau, Emerging Trends Department, Observatoire francais des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT), French Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction, Paris, France; Matthew Nice, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria; Erin Ricketts, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States; Abdalla Toufik, Emerging Trends Department, Observatoire francais des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT), French Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction, Paris, France; Julian Vicente, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, Portugal; Tomas Zabransky, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Olomouc, Czech Republic. This study was supported by the World Health Organization, along with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre of the University of NSW. Louisa Degenhardt is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship.