Guillermo Menaa, Isabelle Giraudon, Elena Álvarez, John M. Corkery, João Matias, Kari Grasaasen, Noelia Llorens, Paul Griffiths, Julian Vicente
Eur Addict Res 2013;19:74-81 (DOI: 10.1159/000341719)
Cocaine-related health consequences are difficult to observe. Data on drug users in health-emergency settings may be a useful source of information on consequences that are not visible via other information sources. Methods: Thirty European countries submit an annual national report on the drug situation to the EMCDDA. All reports for the period 2007–2010 were analyzed, with particular attention given to auditing cocaine-related mentions. Analysis was also performed in order to identify sources and case definitions, assess coverage, audit cases and, where possible, to identify long-term trends.