TITLE

An evidence-based alcohol policy

AUTHOR(S)
Sheron, Nick; Olsen, Noel; Gilmore, Ian
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Gut;Oct2008, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p1341
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the efforts of the British government in creating an evidence-based alcohol policy to reduce the rising number of deaths caused by liver diseases in Great Britain. They cite a 2001 report stating that since 1978 death from liver cirrhosis has steadily risen and the death certification data showing that liver deaths are due to alcohol-related cirrhosis. They suggest that for the success of the policy, the hepatology and gastroenterology community should be involved.
ACCESSION #
34640807

 

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