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Hope, Ann and Gill, Aileen and Costello, Grainne and Sheehan, John and Brazil, Eamonn and Reid, Virginia (2005) Alcohol and injuries in the accident and emergency department: a national perspective. Dublin: Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of alcohol and injuries, with a specific focus in the A & E Departments in acute hospitals. The six hospitals were selected to achieve a wide geographic and demographic distribution across the country - Mater Misercordiae University Hospital in Dublin , Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, University College Hospital Galway, Sligo General Hospital, Letterkenny General Hospital and Waterford Regional Hospital.

Data was collected using a standard 25 minute questionnaire, which included the type and cause of the presenting injury, drinking in the six hours prior to the injury, quantity and frequency of usual drinking habits, frequency of high consumption times during the last year, indicators of alcohol problems and alcohol dependency and demographic characteristics.


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