Defining alcohol-related fatal medical conditions for social-cost studies in western societies: an update of the epidemiological evidence

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5CEB07093A0B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Defining alcohol-related fatal medical conditions for social-cost studies in western societies: an update of the epidemiological evidence
Périodique
Journal of Substance Abuse
Auteur(s)
Gutjahr  E., Gmel  G.
ISSN
0899-3289 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2001
Volume
13
Numéro
3
Pages
239-64
Notes
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review
Résumé
OBJECTIVES: To elaborate a state-of-the-art list of alcohol-related fatal medical conditions for future social-cost studies in Western societies. METHODS: Three major social-cost studies were compared with regard to their respective section on fatal health effects attributable to long-term as well as short-term use of alcohol. On discordant conditions, a systematic literature search was conducted in the Medline and ETOH databases. RESULTS: There is no consensus between social-cost studies with respect to alcohol-related causes of mortality. Based on the recent epidemiological evidence on alcohol and health, this paper suggests an up-to-date list of fatal medical conditions for which the causal relationship has been established with sufficient scientific evidence. A further investigation is needed, however, to reestimate relative risks by meta-analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Evaluating new epidemiological evidence regularly is necessary for the purpose of up-to-date social-cost studies.
Mots-clé
*Alcohol-Related Disorders/economics/epidemiology/mortality Alcoholism/epidemiology Australia/epidemiology Canada/epidemiology Comorbidity Female Health Care Costs Humans Male United States/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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