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Assessing causality in drug policy analyses: How useful are the Bradford Hill criteria in analysing take-home naloxone programs?

Olsen, Anna; McDonald, David; Lenton, Simon; Dietze, Paul

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The Bradford Hill criteria for assessing causality are useful in assembling evidence, including within complex policy analyses. In this paper, we argue that the implementation of take-home naloxone (THN) programs in Australia and elsewhere reflects sensible, evidence-based public health policy, despite the absence of randomised controlled trials. However, we also acknowledge that the debate around expanding access to THN would benefit from a careful consideration of causal inference and health...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232600
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1111/dar.12523

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