Alcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136818
Title:
Alcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004.
Authors:
Martin, J; Barry, J; Skally, M
Affiliation:
Department of Health and Children, Hawkins House, Dublin 2. jennifermartin78@yahoo.co.uk
Citation:
Alcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004. 2011, 104 (5):140-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136818
PubMed ID:
21736089
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to calculate the number and costs of hospital bed-days due to alcohol use in Ireland over the five year period 2000 to 2004. Age and sex specific Irish alcohol-attributable-fractions (AAFs) were developed by combining international risk estimates with Irish consumption data where available; where not available international AAFs were used. These were applied to national datasets to count the number and costs of bed-days wholly caused and prevented by alcohol and that proportion of bed-days that were partially caused and prevented by alcohol. Between 2000 and 2004, alcohol was estimated to have caused 3,428,973 (10.3%) and prevented 529,239 (1.6%) of hospital bed-days, giving a net number of bed-days due to alcohol of 2,899,734 (8.7%). Over this period the hospital inpatient costs attributed to the negative effects of alcohol were 953,126,381 euros, the costs attributed to hospitalisations prevented were 147,968,164 euros; giving net costs of alcohol-attributed bed-days of 805,158,217 euros. Chronic conditions accounted for 3,262,408 (95%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. Conditions not wholly due to alcohol accounted for 2,297,412 (67%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. The negative impacts of alcohol were greater than previously thought and spread across the whole population.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Jen
dc.contributor.authorSkally, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T13:15:11Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T13:15:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationAlcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004. 2011, 104 (5):140-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21736089-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136818-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to calculate the number and costs of hospital bed-days due to alcohol use in Ireland over the five year period 2000 to 2004. Age and sex specific Irish alcohol-attributable-fractions (AAFs) were developed by combining international risk estimates with Irish consumption data where available; where not available international AAFs were used. These were applied to national datasets to count the number and costs of bed-days wholly caused and prevented by alcohol and that proportion of bed-days that were partially caused and prevented by alcohol. Between 2000 and 2004, alcohol was estimated to have caused 3,428,973 (10.3%) and prevented 529,239 (1.6%) of hospital bed-days, giving a net number of bed-days due to alcohol of 2,899,734 (8.7%). Over this period the hospital inpatient costs attributed to the negative effects of alcohol were 953,126,381 euros, the costs attributed to hospitalisations prevented were 147,968,164 euros; giving net costs of alcohol-attributed bed-days of 805,158,217 euros. Chronic conditions accounted for 3,262,408 (95%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. Conditions not wholly due to alcohol accounted for 2,297,412 (67%) hospital bed-days due to the harmful effects of alcohol. The negative impacts of alcohol were greater than previously thought and spread across the whole population.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleAlcohol attributable hospitalisations and costs in Ireland, 2000-2004.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Health and Children, Hawkins House, Dublin 2. jennifermartin78@yahoo.co.uken
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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