DOES INCREASED SPENDING ON ALCOHOLISM-TREATMENT LEAD TO LOWER CIRRHOSIS DEATH RATES

Citation
Rg. Smart et al., DOES INCREASED SPENDING ON ALCOHOLISM-TREATMENT LEAD TO LOWER CIRRHOSIS DEATH RATES, Alcohol and alcoholism, 31(5), 1996, pp. 487-491
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
31
Issue
5
Year of publication
1996
Pages
487 - 491
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1996)31:5<487:DISOAL>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
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-capit a alcohol consumption and cirrhosis death rates were gathered from var ious sources for the years 1979 and 1989 for the 50 states and the Dis trict of Columbia. Regression analysis showed that greater increases i n spending on alcoholism across US states were associated with greater declines in cirrhosis mortality rates. Since alcohol-related deaths c ause large productivity losses and treatment is relatively cheap this creates large savings for society.