The cost effectiveness of brief intervention by primary health care workers to reduce alcohol related disease and injury in Vietnam

Doran, Christopher M, Tam, Nguyen Minh, Lan, Nguyen Hoang, Tran, Hue and Hill, Peter (2014) The cost effectiveness of brief intervention by primary health care workers to reduce alcohol related disease and injury in Vietnam. Jacobs Journal of Addiction and Therapy, 1 2: 008.1-008.7.

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Author Doran, Christopher M
Tam, Nguyen Minh
Lan, Nguyen Hoang
Tran, Hue
Hill, Peter
Title The cost effectiveness of brief intervention by primary health care workers to reduce alcohol related disease and injury in Vietnam
Journal name Jacobs Journal of Addiction and Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2155-6105
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 008.1
End page 008.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Austin Texas
Publisher Jacobs Publishers
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study examines the cost-effectiveness of early identification and brief advice for people with hazardous and harmful alcohol use in Vietnam. Two scenarios in which BI is financed by the government (BI-GOV) and non-government organisations (BI-NGO) were compared with current practice. Costs and health outcomes were measured over a 10 year period, referenced to 2006 and discounted at 3%. Cost-effectiveness was modelled using a multi-state and multiple cohort life table approach using a Vietnamese health sector perspective. Cost-effectiveness ratios were measured in United State dollars per disability adjusted life year averted (DALY). When intervention costs are offset by savings to the health care system, BI-GOV will save US$0.27m while BI-NGO will cost US$3.96m. Both BI scenarios are very cost-effective with BI-GOV being a dominant intervention (i.e., cheaper and more effective). Vietnam is in need of a comprehensive and sustainable alcohol policy that can balance the government’s commitment to remove barriers to economic growth with a long term public health approach to minimize preventable harms and related economic burden. These findings provide sound policy advice of an effective and cost-effective strategy to reduce the burden of harm associated with hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in Vietnam.
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