The temporal relationship between per capita alcohol consumption and harm: A systematic review of time lag specifications in aggregate time series analyses
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 05/25/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Holmes J et al. – Research on time lag specifications is under–developed for most harms although the authors provide suggested specifications based on the findings of the review. Greater methodological attention needs to be given to the rationale for choosing or applying lag specifications and the inherent complexity of the time lag process. More consistent and transparent reporting of methodological decisions would aide progress in the field.