Interventions for alcohol misuse delivered in the community setting

Screening and brief interventions for alcohol misuse delivered in the community pharmacy setting: a pilot study

The economic component of this study focussed on the identification of cost and resource issues that will be important in developing a full trial. The main factors are delivery costs in the pharmacy and the opportunity cost of pharmacist time. A value of information analysis was conducted to assess the potential value of conducting a full trial.

Outcome and Translation

Alcohol brief interventions have been shown to be cost-effective in other settings but have not been evaluated in pharmacy. Opportunistic delivery in this setting has the potential to reach a different population compared with delivery in healthcare settings.

HERU researchers involved in this research project:Anne Ludbrook

External collaborators: M Watson (Other Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen) and D Stewart (Robert Gordon University)

Publications

Ludbrook, A. Screening and brief interventions for alcohol misuse delivered in the community pharmacy setting: a pilot study. Final report to Chief Scientist Office. March 2011.

Presentations

Fitzgerald, N., Stewart, D., Jaffray, M., Inch, J., Duncan, E., Afolabi, E. and Ludbrook, A. (2011) 'A pilot study of alcohol screening and brief interventions in community pharmacies', International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA) Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, September 2011.