Drunken patients in the general hospital: their care and management.

  title={Drunken patients in the general hospital: their care and management.},
  author={Daniel C. Malone and Tracey Friedman},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={81 953},
In Britain alcohol consumption is increasing, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 10 women drink hazardously, 1 in 3 young men, and 1 in 4 young women regularly binge drink. Mortality rates attributable to alcohol have doubled; with 1 in 5 male inpatients having an alcohol related problem. The increasing problem of managing drunken behaviour in accident and emergency departments is discussed. Although an alcohol history is recommended for all admissions, because of various reasons, hazardous drinkers continue… CONTINUE READING
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