Journal article

The effects of alcohol pricing policies on consumption, health, social and economic outcomes, and health inequality in Australia: a protocol of an epidemiological modelling study

Heng Jiang, Robin Room, Michael Livingston, Sarah Callinan, Alan Brennan, Christopher Doran, Michael Thorn

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use and misuse are associated with substantial health and social issues in Australia and internationally. Pricing policy is considered as one of the most effective means to reduce risky drinking and related harms. This protocol paper describes a study that will model and estimate the effects, effectiveness and cost-benefit of alcohol pricing policy initiatives in reducing risky drinking, health and social harms, and health inequalities among subpopulations in Australia. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study is a modelling and epidemiological study using data from various resources, such as survey, previous literatures and response agencies. A number of statistical procedures ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Preventive Health Agency


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was fully funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project grant (number 1141325). The datasets used in this study were from the Internal Alcohol Control Study, which was funded by the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (grant number 157R002011), and from the Australian survey on alcohol's harm to others, funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. ML is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship. SC is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE180100016).