Research and analysis

The public health burden of alcohol: evidence review

This review looks at the impact of alcohol on the public health and the effectiveness of alcohol control policies.

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The public health burden of alcohol and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: an evidence review

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The public health burden of alcohol and the effectivenessand cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: annexes

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Working years of life lost due to alcohol: ad hoc statistical release

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Details

This review was commissioned by the Department of Health (now the Department of Health and Social Care), which asked Public Health England to provide an overview of alcohol-related harm in England and possible policy solutions.

It provides a broad and rigorous summary of the types and prevalence of alcohol-related harm, as well as presenting evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies.

The statistical data has also been provided on the estimated number of working years of life lost in 2015 due to alcohol, broken down by cause of death.

Published 2 December 2016
Last updated 10 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated figures in ‘Taxation and price regulation’ chapter in line with changes to the primary literature.
  2. Replaced report with previous version because it was published in error and is due to be released on 10 August.
  3. Updated figures in ‘Taxation and Price Regulation’ chapter in line with changes to the primary literature.
  4. First published.