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Cherpitel, Cheryl J. and Borges, Guilherme and Giesbrecht, Norman and Hungerford, Daniel and Peden, Margie and Poznyak, Vladimir and Room, Robin and Stockwell, Tim (2009) Alcohol and injuries: emergency department studies in an international perspective. ,World Health Organization. 304 p.

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Alcohol-attributable injuries are of a growing concern to the public health community, with alcohol-related injuries such as road traffic accidents, burns, poisonings, falls and drownings making up more than a third of the disease burden attributable to alcohol consumption. This publication synthesizes results of a number of hospital emergency department studies conducted in different cultural and health care settings, including the WHO Collaborative Study on Alcohol and Injuries. It provides an introduction to the epidemiology of alcohol related injuries and refers to methodological issues of emergency department studies. It addresses public policy implications and equips the reader with practical information on interventions that can be implemented in emergency departments, such as screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful drinking. The book has been compiled by an international group of editors with extensive experience in the area of alcohol and injuries.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, AOD disorder
Source:WHO
Date:2009
Pages:304 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of AOD use > Problem AOD use
VA Geographic area > International aspects
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > emergency care
B AOD Substances > Alcohol
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of AOD use > AOD use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
G Health and disease > AOD disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol intoxication
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > AOD effects and consequences
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