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Study description

Using routine administrative time-series data, we used a natural experimental study design to assess the impact of MUP on deaths and hospital admissions caused wholly or partially by alcohol consumption in Scotland.

We used data for England as the primary geographical control group. Data for subnational English regions was used in sensitivity analyses.


The study findings were published in March 2023. You can download the research protocol, analysis plan, main report, and briefing paper, for this study.

The membership of the Evaluation Advisory Group for this study can be found on our Evaluation Advisory Group page.