The cost of harmful alcohol use in South Africa

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Matzopoulos, R G; Truen, S; Bowman, B; Corrigall, J;
  • Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group
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    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

BACKGROUND: The economic, social and health costs associated with alcohol-related harms are important measures with which to inform alcohol management policies and laws. This analysis builds on previous cost estimates for South Africa. METHODS: We reviewed existing inte... View more
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