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Alcohol withdrawal recognition and screening in the acute medical setting.

Creator:

Neil R Moran, Ellril Jones, Aoibhlinn M O'Toole, Frank Murray

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The increase in high risk drinking patterns, and binge drinking in particular, pose substantial problems for health services and represent a major public health issue. The most recent European Barometer survey on attitudes towards alcohol reports a Europe wide increase in alcohol consumption [1]. Europe is the continent with the highest per capita alcohol consumption in the world with an estimated burden of disease attributable to alcohol of 8â?"10% [1], compared to the global figure of 4â?"5% [2]. Emergency Department (ED) presentations and hospital admissions attributable to alcohol have increased over the past decade [3â?"5].

Date:

01/01/2014

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Neil R Moran, Ellril Jones, Aoibhlinn M O'Toole, Frank Murray. (2014) Alcohol withdrawal recognition and screening in the acute medical setting. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/870394 [Accessed: 15th September 2019].

  

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