publication . Article . 2014

the cost of harmful alcohol use in south africa

Matzopoulos, R G; Truen, S; Bowman, B; Corrigall, J;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2014 Journal: South African Medical Journal, volume 104, page 127 (issn: 0256-9574, eissn: 2078-5135, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: South African MedicalAssociation NPC
Abstract
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 international best-practice costing frameworks to provide the costing definitions and dimensions. We sourced data from South African costing literature or, if unavailable, estimated costs using socio-economic and health data from secondary sources. Care was taken to avoid possible causes of cost overestimation, in particular double counting and, as far as possible, second-round effects of alcohol abus...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: General Medicine, Alcohol industry, business.industry, business, Medicine, Alcohol abuse, medicine.disease, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Gross domestic product, Harm, Psychological intervention, Activity-based costing, Cost estimate, Double counting (accounting), Public economics
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publication . Article . 2014

the cost of harmful alcohol use in south africa

Matzopoulos, R G; Truen, S; Bowman, B; Corrigall, J;