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Long term effect of reduced pack sizes of paracetamol on poisoning deaths and liver transplant activity in England and Wales: interrupted time series analyses.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the long term effect of United Kingdom legislation introduced in September 1998 to restrict pack sizes of paracetamol on deaths from paracetamol poisoning and liver unit activity. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analyses to assess mean quarterly changes from October 1998 to the end of 2009 relative to projected deaths without the legislation based on pre-legislation trends. SETTING: Mortality (1993-2009) and liver unit activity (1995-2009) in England and Wales, using info...

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10.1136/bmj.f403

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
346
Issue:
7895
Pages:
f403
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:42bb6282-a8c1-403d-a788-00258ec60ea3
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384178
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pubs:384178

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