Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The UK biggest social issue you hear nothing abuot.

Alcohol related hospital admissions soar - Home News, UK - The Independent: "Hospital admissions due to alcohol have risen by 825 a day in five years to almost a million, researchers found today.

There were 945,469 admissions to hospital for alcohol-related harm in England in 2008/09, they said."

If each one of those admissions cost the nation a total 10,000 pounds combined losses and costs (which strikes me as rational) the UK has an expense of 10 billion in costs total related to alcohol just in England over just 2 years.

And what is being proposed by the new or former governments to do anything about this? Well almost nothing. Alcohol related health problems is not a big vote getter.

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