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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Brief emergency unit alcohol advice nearly halves readmissions. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (08 November 2016) .

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Brief interventions conducted by alcohol treatment specialists reduced alcohol-affected readmission rate by nearly half among patients admitted to a French emergency department when drunk or in need of withdrawal.

Key points From summary and commentary
• A French emergency department organised brief interventions by alcohol treatment specialists for patients admitted when drunk or in need of withdrawal.
• Compared to standard care, over the following year proportionately 45% fewer patients offered brief interventions returned to the department with the same alcohol-related conditions.
• The study adds to others which show that emergency/trauma units can reduce their future workloads by offering brief interventions to patients with medical or other reasons to moderate their drinking.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
November 2016
Pages
4 p.
Publisher
Drug and Alcohol Findings
Corporate Creators
Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication
London
Number
08 November 2016
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