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National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS)

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Description

Managing Organisation: 

The National Health Information Systems Unit in the Health Research Board on behalf of the Department of Health

Contributor: 

Drug treatment centres throughout Ireland.

Subject: 

PHL terms: DRUGS MISUSE, ALCOHOL MISUSE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, TREATMENT

Description/Summary: 

The National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) is an epidemiological database on treated drug and alcohol misuse in Ireland. Since 2004, clients reporting alcohol as their main problem drug have been recorded by the system.

Statement of Purpose: 

The NDTRS was established as an epidemiological database on treated drug and alcohol misuse in Ireland. It records incidence of drug and alcohol treatment.

Coverage: 

Drug treatment centres in Ireland. Participation in NDTRS is not mandatory.

Method of data collection: 

Service providers at drug treatment centres throughout Ireland complete a form on each individual who attends for the first treatment or returns for alcohol use in a calendar year and forwards them to the Drugs and Alcohol Research Unit in the HRB for data entry.

Data content: 

Includes details of substance use; risk behaviour; treatment status; admission and treatment exit details.

Demographic details include: gender; age; date of birth; area of residence; nationality; ethnic background; employment status; and educational level.

Data dictionary: 

Yes-as part of information manual.

Clinical Coding Scheme: 

N/A

Accessing data: 

Data requests can be made to the HRB. Annual Reports/Publications on HRB website

Online access to data at http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/

Date collection commenced: 

It was established in 1990 in the Greater Dublin area and was extended in 1995 to cover all areas of the country.

Published information/Update frequency: 

Data collected on an annual basis.

Generic email contact: 

ndtrs@hrb.ie

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