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What do We Know about the Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? A Systematic Literature Review.
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PMID:  21515625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature related to the measurement of the economic impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in different countries and to categorize the available literature. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the studies concerning the economic impact of FASD was conducted using multiple electronic bibliographic databases. RESULTS: The literature on the economic burden of FASD is scarce. There are a limited number of studies found in Canada and the USA, and data from the rest of the world are absent. Existing estimates of the economic impact of FASD demonstrate significant cost implications on the individual, the family and society. However, these estimates vary considerably due to the different methodologies used by different studies. CONCLUSION: Limitations and gaps in the existing methodologies of calculating the economic costs of FASD are discussed. It is evident that there is an urgent need to develop a comprehensive and sound methodology for calculating the economic impact of FASD to the society.
Svetlana Popova; Brenda Stade; Dennis Bekmuradov; Shannon Lange; Jürgen Rehm
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-3502     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St., Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1.
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