The Institute has published a new technical resource – Alcohol deaths in Ireland and Northern Ireland: an aid to interpretation – to inform policy on this issue.
The technical resource aims to support individuals and organisations who are interpreting data on alcohol-related deaths on the island.
Following a UK wide consultation in 2017, ‘alcohol-specific deaths’ is the definition now used in Northern Ireland, whereas ‘alcohol-related deaths’ is used In Ireland.
The resource lists the specific medical conditions included within each definition and reports how alcohol deaths are recorded.
Read the technical resource here.