Cost-effectiveness analysis of a brief intervention delivered to problem drinkers presenting at an inner-city hospital emergency department.

@article{Kunz2004CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of a brief intervention delivered to problem drinkers presenting at an inner-city hospital emergency department.},
  author={Florian Kunz and Michael Thomas French and Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={363-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) has gained widespread acceptance as an effective method for reducing problem drinking in at-risk populations. This study examines the cost and cost-effectiveness of an SBI pilot program delivered in an inner-city hospital emergency department (ED) to a traditionally underserved population. METHOD A total of 1,036 subjects were screened for problem drinking during their visit to an ED. Eligible participants (N = 294) were randomly… CONTINUE READING