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The societal cost of alcohol consumption: an estimation of the economic and human cost including health effects in Sweden, 2002
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
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2007 (English)In: The European Journal of Health Economics, ISSN 1618-7598Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article estimates the societal cost of alcohol consumption in Sweden in 2002, as well as the effects on health and quality of life. The estimation includes direct costs, indirect costs and intangible costs. Relevant cost-of-illness methods are applied using the human capital method and prevalence-based estimates, as suggested in existing international guidelines, allowing cautious comparison with prior studies. The results show that the net cost (i.e. including protective effects of alcohol consumption) is 20.3 billion Swedish kronor (SEK) and the gross cost (counting only detrimental effects) is 29.4 billon (0.9 and 1.3% of GDP). Alcohol consumption is estimated to cause a net loss of 121,800 QALYs. The results are within the range found in prior studies, although at the low end. A large number of sensitivity analyses are performed, indicating a sensitivity range of 50%.

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Alcohol - Sweden - Social cost - COI - Quality of life
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11381DOI: doi:10.1007/s10198-007-0082-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-11381DiVA: diva2:177900
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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