Treatment for substance use disorders: the Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator registration protocol.

Last updated on 3-1-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

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BACKGROUND: Registration of patients with substance use disorders is of key importance to get insights and to study trends in patients characteristics and substance use patterns. The Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) is gathering this information at European level since 2000. In Belgium, this registration started at national level in 2011 and an increasing number of facilities of different types are participating in this data collection since then. METHODS/DESIGN: This surveillance register collects information on every treatment episode started by patients for their substance use disorde…

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