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