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A Technique for Estimating the Impact of Improvements in Drug Testing Sensitivity on Detection and Deterrence of Illicit Drug Use by Navy Personnel.
Final rept. Oct-Dec 96,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A model was developed for estimating the impact of improvements in drug testing sensitivity on both detecting and deterring illicit drug users. The model represents an improvement over existing detection and deterrence models by incorporating test rate and sensitivity parameters into estimation of the deterrence effect. The monthly test rate, sensitivity of the test to previous drug use, frequency of drug use, and other factors all impact the probability of detecting and deterring drug users. Improvements in drug test sensitivity were shown to have a dramatic impact on both detection and deterrence of illicit drug users.
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