The impact of an alcohol floor price on critical care admissions in Central Australia

Sarah C Clifford, Kalinda E Griffiths and James A Smith
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50543
Published online: 4 May 2020

To the Editor: We welcome the recent article by Secombe and colleagues1 highlighting the impact of alcohol policy reforms in the Northern Territory, namely the influence of the minimum floor price on critical care admissions.1 We agree that the social costs and harms of alcohol in the NT are too high,2 and are reassured by the improved health outcomes associated with the implementation of emerging alcohol policies.3,4 There have been, however, other notable alcohol and social policy investments in the NT, including the introduction of Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors (PALIs).

  • Sarah C Clifford1
  • Kalinda E Griffiths1,2
  • James A Smith1,3

  • 1 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
  • 2 Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT


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