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HRB publishes new report on alcohol consumption, harm and cost

22 June 2016

The report reveals new data about impact of alcohol on the health system. It examines national findings on patterns and effects of alcohol consumption on us as individuals and as a society.

Speaking about the report Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive at the Health Research Board said, 

‘This report clearly illustrates how Irish peoples’ drinking patterns are harming their health, increasing public health care costs and negatively impacting productivity. To give you a flavour, in 2013 alcohol consumption was responsible for three deaths every day, resulted in 17,120 discharges from hospital and absorbed one in every 10 euros spent on public health care.’

You can watch a presentation about the key findings, see infographics, read the full press release or access the report at the links below.

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