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

  title={The burden of alcohol-related ill health in the United Kingdom.},
  author={R. Balakrishnan and S. Allender and P. Scarborough and P. Webster and M. Rayner},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  volume={31 3},
  • R. Balakrishnan, S. Allender, +2 authors M. Rayner
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of public health
  • 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 mortality… CONTINUE READING
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