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Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries

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Department of Health Promotion, CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, P. Debyeplein 1, 6229HA Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, TU Dresden, Chemnitzer Str. 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
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Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research (ZIS), Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
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Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Semmelweisstraße 10, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
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Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, Baddiley-Clark Building, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AX, UK
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Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Open University Postbus 2960, 6401DL Heerlen, The Netherlands
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ESADE Business School, University Ramon Llull, Av. de Pedralbes, 60, 62, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, Canada
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Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Calz México-Xochimilco 101, Huipulco, Mexico City 14370, Mexico
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Corporación Nuevos Rumbos, Calle 108 A # 4-15, Bogota 110111, Colombia
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School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urb Ingeniería, Lima 15102, Peru
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Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 3M7, Canada
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 250 College Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1R8, Canada
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Department of International Health Projects, Institute for Leadership and Health Management, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Trubetskaya Str., 8, b. 2, 119992 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Health Services Research CAPHRI Care, Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, POB 616, 6200MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Carol Cunradi
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(2), 700; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020700
Received: 31 October 2021 / Revised: 26 December 2021 / Accepted: 4 January 2022 / Published: 8 January 2022
Alcohol measurement in health care settings is an effective intervention for reducing alcohol-related harm. However, in many countries, costs related to alcohol measurement have not yet been transparently assessed, which may hinder its adoption and implementation. Costs of an alcohol measurement programme in three upper-middle-income Latin American countries were assessed via questionnaires and compared, as part of the quasi-experimental SCALA study. Additional to the intervention costs, the costs of three implementation strategies: standard training and clinical package, intensive training and clinical package, and community support, were assessed and subsequently translated into costs per additional alcohol measurement session. Results demonstrated that costs for one alcohol measurement session ranged between Int$ 0.67 and Int$ 1.23 in Colombia, Int$ 1.19 and Int$ 2.57 in Mexico, and Int$ 1.11 and Int$ 2.14 in Peru. Costs were mainly driven by the salaries of the health professionals. Implementation strategies costs per additional alcohol measurement session ranged between Int$ 1.24 and Int$ 6.17. In all three countries, standard training and a clinical package may be a promising implementation strategy with a relatively low cost per additional alcohol measurement session. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcohol measurement; alcohol control; costs; training; community support alcohol measurement; alcohol control; costs; training; community support
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Solovei, A.; Manthey, J.; Anderson, P.; Mercken, L.; Jané Llopis, E.; Natera Rey, G.; Pérez Gómez, A.; Mejía Trujillo, J.; Bustamante, I.; Piazza, M.; Pérez de León, A.; Arroyo, M.; de Vries, H.; Rehm, J.; Evers, S. Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020700

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Solovei A, Manthey J, Anderson P, Mercken L, Jané Llopis E, Natera Rey G, Pérez Gómez A, Mejía Trujillo J, Bustamante I, Piazza M, Pérez de León A, Arroyo M, de Vries H, Rehm J, Evers S. Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(2):700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020700

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Solovei, Adriana, Jakob Manthey, Peter Anderson, Liesbeth Mercken, Eva Jané Llopis, Guillermina Natera Rey, Augusto Pérez Gómez, Juliana Mejía Trujillo, Inés Bustamante, Marina Piazza, Alejandra Pérez de León, Miriam Arroyo, Hein de Vries, Jürgen Rehm, and Silvia Evers. 2022. "Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 2: 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020700

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