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Table 4 Hospital days and expenditures for alcohol treatment (general and specialty hospitals), for 6 EU countries, 2010

From: Public spending for illegal drug and alcohol treatment in hospitals: an EU cross-country comparison

Country Public expenditure per hospital day (euros) Hospital days for alcohol treatment per 1,000 capita Proportion of hospital days attributable to alcohol treatment (%) Alcohol treatment expenditure by hospitals (million euros) Alcohol treatment expenditure by hospitals, per capita (euros) Alcohol treatment expenditure by hospitals, as percentage of GDP
  General hospitals
Denmark* 2125 3 0.40% 39 7.1 0.017%
France 1036 5 0.52% 331 5.1 0.017%
Mean (SD) 1580 (770) 4 (1) 0.46% (0.08%) 185 (206) 6.1 (1.4) 0.017% (0.0003%)
General and Specialty hospitals (no mental health or substance abuse hospitals)
Luxembourg 1079 76 5.94% 41 81.9 0.105%
Belgium* 579 9 0.72% 53 4.9 0.015%
Spain 1131 3 0.38% 143 3.1 0.014%
Netherlands 1620 1 0.19% 34 2.1 0.006%
Mean (SD) 1102 (426) 22 (36) 1.81% (2.76%) 68 (51) 23 (39.3) 0.035% (0.047%)
  1. *Denmark and Belgium have only data with hospitals days available for 2009.
  2. The live-born infants (Z38) of Luxembourg and Spain are not included in the total hospital days, and this could lead to an overestimation of the hospital expenditures.