A structured programme for out-patient alcohol detoxification.

@article{Collins1990ASP,
  title={A structured programme for out-patient alcohol detoxification.},
  author={Marisa Collins and Tom Burns and Pcm van den Berk and G F Tubman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1990},
  volume={156},
  pages={
          871-4
        }
}
An out-patient alcohol detoxification service based in a psychiatric emergency clinic is described. Of 173 patients referred during the first year, 76 (44%) were accepted for the programme; 60 (79%) of these successfully completed detoxification with no medical complications. Compared with previous years, during the year of operation of the service there was a 50% fall in the number of in-patient admissions for detoxification to the local hospital. We conclude that a structured out-patient… CONTINUE READING
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