Identifying hazardous or harmful alcohol use in medical admissions: a comparison of audit, cage and brief mast.

@article{MacKenzie1996IdentifyingHO,
  title={Identifying hazardous or harmful alcohol use in medical admissions: a comparison of audit, cage and brief mast.},
  author={David M. MacKenzie and Antonio Langa and Terry M. Brown},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={591-9}
}
Two hundred and forty new medical inpatients received Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), CAGE and brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (brief MAST) questionnaires. Sensitivities when identifying weekly drinkers of > 14 units (women) or > 21 units (men) were 93, 79 and 35%, respectively (P < 0.001). Sensitivities to > 21 units (women) or > 28 units (men were 100%, 94% and 47%. Routine screening of medical admissions with the AUDIT (cut-off score 8) is recommended. 

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