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Does increased spending on alcoholism treatment lead to lower cirrhosis death rates?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8949965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to see if recent changes in the funding of alcoholism programmes in the United States were related to changes in liver cirrhosis death rates. Data on per-capita spending, per-capita alcohol consumption and cirrhosis death rates were gathered from various sources for the years 1979 and 1989 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Regression analysis showed that greater increases in spending on alcoholism across US states were associated with greater declines in cirrhosis mortality rates. Since alcohol-related deaths cause large productivity losses and treatment is relatively cheap this creates large savings for society.
Authors:
R G Smart; R E Mann; S L Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0735-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-19     Completed Date:  1997-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Addiction Research Foundation, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Alcoholism / economics,  mortality,  rehabilitation*
Cause of Death
Cost-Benefit Analysis / trends
Financing, Government / economics*
Humans
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / economics,  mortality*,  prevention & control
State Health Plans / economics
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome
United States / epidemiology

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