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What's in a cost? Comparing economic and public health measures of alcohol's social costs

Crampton, Eric; Burgess, Matt; Taylor, Brad

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Studies based on a cost of illness method frequently assert large social costs from a variety of risky activities, the harms from which most typically fall upon the risk-taker himself. Many of these costs are inadmissible in a standard economic framework; consequently, figures derived by the cost of illness method are not comparable with other economic notions of cost and are of very limited policy use.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71764
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal

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