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Title: Commentary on Wicki et al. (2020): Strong effectiveness evidence-but what else do policymakers need?
Author(s): Fitzgerald, Niamh
Lewsey, Jim
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Issue Date: Aug-2020
Citation: Fitzgerald N & Lewsey J (2020) Commentary on Wicki et al. (2020): Strong effectiveness evidence-but what else do policymakers need?. Commentary on: Wicki, M., Bertholet, N., and Gmel, G. ( 2020) Estimated changes in hospital admissions for alcohol intoxication after partial bans on off‐premises sales of alcoholic beverages in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland: an interrupted time–series analysis. Addiction, Addiction, 115 (8), pp. 1470-1471.
Abstract: Wicki et al.’s high-quality controlled study makes a strong case that local off-licence restrictions in Switzerland led to reduced hospitalizations for alcohol intoxication. Further systems-informed study of such policy changes might add valuable evidence on outcomes such as behaviour, public opinion and economic impact for different stakeholders.
DOI Link: 10.1111/add.15074
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