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The burden of alcohol-related ill health in the United Kingdom.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Although moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to confer a protective effect for specific diseases, current societal patterns of alcohol use impose a huge health and economic burden on modern society. This study presents a method for estimating the health and economic burden of alcohol consumption to the UK National Health Service (NHS). METHODS: Previous estimates of NHS costs attributable to alcohol consumption were identified by systematic literature review. The mortalit...

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10.1093/pubmed/fdp051

Authors


Balakrishnan, R More by this author
Allender, S More by this author
Scarborough, P More by this author
Webster, P More by this author
Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
366-373
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
URN:
uuid:6229eaaa-b1a0-4842-8bb0-115cb84c0b45
Source identifiers:
163585
Local pid:
pubs:163585

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