Andrew McAuley

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AIMS To assess the effectiveness for Scotland's National Naloxone Programme (NNP) by comparison between 2006-10 (before) and 2011-13 (after NNP started in January 2011) and to assess cost-effectiveness. DESIGN This was a pre-post evaluation of a national policy. Cost-effectiveness was assessed by prescription costs against life-years gained per(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol problems are a major UK and international public health issue. The prevalence of alcohol problems is markedly higher among prisoners than the general population. However, studies suggest alcohol problems among prisoners are under-detected, under-recorded and under-treated. Identifying offenders with alcohol problems is fundamental to(More)
BACKGROUND The Scottish Naloxone Programme aims to reduce Scotland's high number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) caused by opiate overdose. It is currently implemented through specialist drug services but General Practitioners (GPs) are likely to have contact with drug using patients and their families and are therefore in an ideal position to direct them to(More)
BACKGROUND Reducing health inequalities is an important policy objective but there is limited quantitative information about the impact of specific interventions. OBJECTIVES To provide estimates of the impact of a range of interventions on health and health inequalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature reviews were conducted to identify the best(More)
Alcohol consumption and affordability in the UK has increased over the last 50 years and is associated with a range of adverse oral health outcomes, the most serious of which, oral cancer, is also increasing in incidence. Despite this, routine screening and intervention relating to alcohol consumption within general dental practice remains uncommon. This(More)
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