Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

The Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Montag 25. April 2011 von htm

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. … 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. 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. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/22/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Research, Social Costs | Keine Kommentare »

Economic impact of substance abuse in Indiana, USA

Samstag 18. Dezember 2010 von htm

Substance abuse and addiction have a profound impact on all sectors of society. They are major contributors to a wide range of health and social problems, including domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, crime, chronic health problems, increased mortality, higher healthcare costs, and lost productivity.
The real economic impact of substance abuse is difficult to quantify empirically because there are both direct and indirect consequences…. According to our analysis, a total of $7.3 billion in allocations can be attributed to substance abuse; representing a per-capita share of $1,145. Most of Indiana’s funding is allocated to address the consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use rather than to prevent or reduce its occurrence.
For every dollar Indiana spends on services dealing directly or indirectly with substance use, 66 cents are used for healthcare, while only 1 cent pays for prevention/intervention initiatives. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 12/17/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Prevention, Research, Social Costs, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Combined Therapies For Alcohol Dependency Reduce Societal Costs

Freitag 4. Juni 2010 von htm

Combining medications and behavioral interventions for treating alcohol-dependent patients reduces social costs of health care, arrests and motor vehicle accidents, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.
The study, published in the May issue of Medical Care, looked at the economic impact of combined alcohol dependency treatments, including the treatment costs and the economic costs of other health care use, arrests and motor vehicle accidents. Source: Medical News Today, 6/3/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Health, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Treatment, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: The High Cost Of Treating Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

Donnerstag 8. Oktober 2009 von htm

The costs of drinking and driving are all too apparent, with alcohol involved in 41 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2006. In addition to the mortality and morbidity associated with drinking and driving, the economic impact of alcohol impaired driving is considerable, estimated at $51 billion, with medical costs accounting for 15 percent of that figure. Now a new study from the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital has found that even minimally injured alcohol-impaired drivers account for higher emergency department (ED) costs than other drivers. (Source: Medical News Today, 10/7/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Publications, Research, Statistics, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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