A comparison of alcohol-positive and alcohol-negative trauma patients.

  title={A comparison of alcohol-positive and alcohol-negative trauma patients.},
  author={Richard D. Blondell and Stephen W. Looney and Christopher L Krieg and David A. Spain},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  volume={63 3},
OBJECTIVE Hospital admission for an alcohol-related traumatic injury may offer a "teachable moment" to address a patient's alcohol problem. Although trauma teams provide a number of other health-related services, there may be characteristics of alcohol-positive victims that act as barriers toward providing alcohol counseling. The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics and hospital outcomes of trauma patients who tested positive for alcohol at the time of hospital admission… CONTINUE READING


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