Economic impact on health-care costs related to major diseases including HIV/AIDS due to alcohol drinking among Thai populations.

@article{Neramitpitagkul2009EconomicIO,
  title={Economic impact on health-care costs related to major diseases including HIV/AIDS due to alcohol drinking among Thai populations.},
  author={Prapag Neramitpitagkul and Chanida Lertpitakpong and Jomkwan Yothasamut and Montarat Thavorncharoensap and Usa Chaikledkaew and Yot Teerawattananon},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 Suppl 3},
  pages={S97-S100}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to estimate health-care costs because of diseases caused by alcohol consumption based on health system's perspective. METHODS Total direct health-care costs of alcohol drinking were the summation of the costs of alcohol drinking in inpatient and outpatient departments due to chronic diseases and acute conditions using prevalence-based approach. The alcohol-attributable fractions, defined as the proportion of a disease or acute condition in a… CONTINUE READING