Health Policy Paper Series No. 3: Reducing harmful use of alcohol : cost-effectiveness of alcohol control strategies in the Republic of Moldova



This study was initiated with a view to evaluating the effectiveness and cost–effectiveness of internationally accepted viable interventions regarding the control of hazardous consumption of alcohol. The results of the cost–effectiveness analysis of the alcohol consumption control strategies in the Republic of Moldova indicate that all interventions under evaluation are economically highly cost-effective, and the benefits of implementing these interventions measured in the healthy years of life gained will be much greater than the required expenditures. The evaluation results provide clear evidence regarding the most effective methods of population health improvement at the lowest cost.