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 Socioeconomic Costs of Alcohol Drinking in Korea 
 이선미  ;  정우진  ;  김일순  ;  김한중  ;  조우현  ;  신의철  ;  안상훈  ;  한광협  ;  명재일 
 Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine (가정의학회지), Vol.29(3) : 201-212, 2008 
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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine(가정의학회지)
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alcohol drinking ; costs ; family physician
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to estimate socioeconomic costs caused by alcohol drinking in Korea as of 2004 in an effort to raise the awareness of the gravity of problems associated with alcohol drinking and the necessity of active intervention by family physicians. METHODS: The costs were classified as direct costs, indirect costs and other costs. The direct costs consisted of direct medical costs and direct non-medical costs. The indirect costs were computed by the reduction and loss of productivity and the loss of workforce. Other costs consisted of property loss, administration costs and costs of alcohol beverage. RESULTS: The annual costs, which seemed to be attributable to alcohol drinking, were estimated to be 200,990 hundred million won (2.9% of GDP). In the case of the former, the amount included 38.83% for reduction of productivity, 26.92% for loss of the workforce, 22.24% for alcoholic beverage, 5.34% for direct medical costs, 2.29% for loss of productivity, 1.87% for direct non- medical costs, 1.54% for administration costs and 0.97% for loss of property. CONCLUSION: Our study confirms that compared with the cases of Japan (1.9% of GNP), Canada (1.09% of GDP), France (1.42% of GDP) and Scotland (1.19% of GDP), alcohol drinking incurs substantial socioeconomic costs to Koreans. An active intervention by family physicians is suggested.
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Yonsei Authors
Kim, Han Joong(김한중)
Ahn, Sang Hoon(안상훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3629-4624
Lee, Sun Mi(이선미)
Chung, Woo Jin(정우진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2090-4851
Cho, Woo Hyun(조우현)
Han, Kwang-Hyub(한광협) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3960-6539
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