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Cost-effectiveness of treatment for alcohol problems: findings of the randomised UK alcohol treatment trial

Coulton, Simon (2005) Cost-effectiveness of treatment for alcohol problems: findings of the randomised UK alcohol treatment trial. British Medical Journal, 331 (7516). p. 544. ISSN 0959-8138. (doi:10.1136/bmj.331.7516.544) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Objective To compare the cost effectiveness of social behaviour and network therapy, a new treatment for alcohol problems, with that of the proved motivational enhancement therapy.

Setting Seven treatment sites around Birmingham, Cardiff, and Leeds.

Main economic measures Quality adjusted life years (QALYs), costs of trial treatments, and consequences for public sector resources (health care, other alcohol treatment, social services, and criminal justice services).

Conclusion Participants reported highly significant reductions in drinking and associated problems and costs. The novel social behaviour and network therapy did not differ significantly in cost effectiveness from the proved motivational enhancement therapy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/bmj.331.7516.544
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 11:17 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27959 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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