ERIC Number: EJ636326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Using a Modification of the Capture-Recapture Model To Estimate the Need for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Maxwell, Jane Carlisle; Pullum, Thomas W.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v24 n3 p257-65 Aug 2001
Applied the capture-recapture model, through a Poisson regression to a time series of data for admissions to treatment from 1987 to 1996 to estimate the number of heroin addicts in Texas who are "at-risk" for treatment. The entire data set produced estimates that were lower and more plausible than those produced by drawing samples, although these were still sensitive to the assumptions of capture-recapture analysis. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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