"Nurse, I only had a couple of beers": validity of self-reported drinking before serious vehicular injury.

@article{Sommers2002NurseIO,
  title={"Nurse, I only had a couple of beers": validity of self-reported drinking before serious vehicular injury.},
  author={Marilyn Lynn Sawyer Sommers and Janice M Dyehouse and Steven R. Howe and Kathryn Wekselman and Michael Fleming},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={106-14}
}
BACKGROUND Of the more than 40000 Americans killed each year in vehicular crashes, 40% are involved in alcohol-related collisions. Although self-reported alcohol use has become an anchor for alcohol intervention after traffic crashes, clinicians are often skeptical about the truthfulness of self-reporting. OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of self-reported alcohol consumption of vehicular occupants hospitalized for a serious, alcohol-related injury. METHODS Non-alcohol-dependent subjects… CONTINUE READING