Innovative method of objectification of alcohol abuse total damage

Lead Author Andrey, Soloviev
Institution Contact Northern State Medical UNiversity 51, Troitsky Ave., Arkhangelsk, 163000, Russia
Co-Authors Edgar Mordovsky, Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia Anatoly Sannikov, Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.4 Circumpolar Health and Well-Being
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text Alcohol abuse is one of the leading risk factors for global population health. However, to date there is no single approach to the identification of the structure of the total damage of alcohol abuse (DAA).
WHO defines the harm associated alcohol-related harm, as:
- health consequences for those consuming alcohol,
- socio-economic consequences for those consuming alcohol,
- consequences for third parties,
- consequences for society as a whole.
However, this approach mainly focuses on the medical and demographic "harm associated with alcohol", and does not take into account the degree of statistical reliability.
We propose an innovative algorithm for estimating DAA, taking into account the provisions of modern epidemiology. DAA can be defined as the reduction of the potential population health, social and economic well-being associated with this risk factor.
In the structure of SUSA at the population level, we selected health, demographic, social and economic components.
Medical component is defined as a reduction of the potential population health;
Demographic component - as a reduction of the potential population health associated with mortality from alcohol-attributable conditions;
Social component - how the decline in the quality of life of the individual and social well-being of the entire population;
Economic component – the sum of cash expenditures of households, private and public firms and the state.
For objective qualitative and quantitative assessment of DAA, you must divide all components of the loss into two components – direct and indirect losses. Quantitative assessment of each component should be performed using the developed indicators taking into account cultural peculiarities and traditions of alcohol consumption.
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