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The scope of costs in alcohol studies: Cost-of-illness studies differ from economic evaluations

Creator:

van Gils, P., Hamberg-van Reenen, H., van den Berg, M., Tariq, L. and de Wit, G. A.

Subject Keywords: Study to describe and quantify the difference in societal costs incorporated in economic evaluations and cost-of-illness studies on alcohol abuse
Topic: Causes
Chronic Conditions
Prevention
Health Economics (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Europe
Description:

Alcohol abuse results in problems on various levels in society. In terms of health, alcohol abuse is not only an important risk factor for chronic disease, but it is also related to injuries. Social harms which can be related to drinking include interpersonal problems, work problems, violent and other crimes. The scope of societal costs related to alcohol abuse in principle should be the same for both economic evaluations and cost-of-illness studies. In general, economic evaluations report a small part of all societal costs. To determine the cost-effectiveness of an intervention it is necessary that all costs and benefits are included. The purpose of this study is to describe and quantify the difference in societal costs incorporated in economic evaluations and cost-of-illness studies on alcohol abuse.

Date:

08/03/2010

Rights: © van Gils et al
Suggested citation:

van Gils, P., Hamberg-van Reenen, H., van den Berg, M., Tariq, L. and de Wit, G. A.. (2010) The scope of costs in alcohol studies: Cost-of-illness studies differ from economic evaluations [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/80978 [Accessed: 12th November 2019].

  

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