Estimated Burden of Alcohol-Related Care in NHS Hospitals (BBC News / Addiction / Bazian)


Alcohol-related medical conditions cost the NHS in the UK roughly £3.5 billion per year. One in five UK hospital patients drink alcohol harmfully, according to a recent study.

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Alcohol abuse affects one in five UK inpatients, study suggests. London: BBC Health News, July 4th 2019.

This relates to:

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Roberts, E. Morse, R. [and] Epstein, S. [et al] (2019). The prevalence of wholly attributable alcohol conditions in the United Kingdom hospital system: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Addiction. July 3rd 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

There is an NHS Behind the Headlines critical appraisal of this review:

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1 in 5 hospital patients have alcohol-related problems. London: NHS Digital (previously NHS Choices); Behind the Headlines, July 4th 2019.

“ …these estimates are very uncertain. There was high variation in the prevalence rates among different studies, settings and populations”.

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