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On Measurement of Avoidable and Unavoidable Cost of Alcohol: An Application of Method for Estimating Costs Due To Prior Consumption

Jarl, Johan LU ; Gerdtham, Ulf LU ; Ludbrook, Anne and Petrie, Dennis (2010) In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7(7). p.2881-2895
Abstract
This study estimates the avoidable and unavoidable costs of alcohol-related, liver cirrhosis inpatient care, controlling for the lag structure and period of decline in disease risk. Lag structures with different lengths are applied to the exposure to risk from alcohol consumption, which allows for differentiation between avoidable and unavoidable cases due to prior consumption. A lag length of 20 (men) and 23 (women) years (expected remaining life years) gives a total cost of 592 million SEK. Given alcohol consumption is reduced to zero, 72% of cost could potentially be avoided. It is important to account for the length and structure of the risk decline following a consumption change as this substantially affects the estimates.
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lag structure, alcohol consumption, avoidable costs, liver cirrhosis
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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7
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7
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2881 - 2895
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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
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  • pmid:20717547
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1660-4601
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10.3390/ijerph7072881
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English
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  abstract     = {This study estimates the avoidable and unavoidable costs of alcohol-related, liver cirrhosis inpatient care, controlling for the lag structure and period of decline in disease risk. Lag structures with different lengths are applied to the exposure to risk from alcohol consumption, which allows for differentiation between avoidable and unavoidable cases due to prior consumption. A lag length of 20 (men) and 23 (women) years (expected remaining life years) gives a total cost of 592 million SEK. Given alcohol consumption is reduced to zero, 72% of cost could potentially be avoided. It is important to account for the length and structure of the risk decline following a consumption change as this substantially affects the estimates.},
  author       = {Jarl, Johan and Gerdtham, Ulf and Ludbrook, Anne and Petrie, Dennis},
  issn         = {1660-4601},
  keyword      = {lag structure,alcohol consumption,avoidable costs,liver cirrhosis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {2881--2895},
  publisher    = {Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)},
  series       = {International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  title        = {On Measurement of Avoidable and Unavoidable Cost of Alcohol: An Application of Method for Estimating Costs Due To Prior Consumption},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7072881},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2010},
}