Presentations with alcohol‐related serious injury to a major Sydney trauma hospital after 2014 changes to liquor laws

  title={Presentations with alcohol‐related serious injury to a major Sydney trauma hospital after 2014 changes to liquor laws},
  author={Gordian W.O. Fulde and Myles Smith and S Lesley Forster},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
Objective: To determine any impact associated with changes to liquor licensing regulations on emergency department attendances for alcohol‐related serious injuries in an inner‐city entertainment precinct. 

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How has the Licensing Act (2003) changed the epidemiology of assaults presenting to a Cambridgeshire emergency department? Before and after study

  • Ben H. PeirceA. Boyle
  • Medicine, Political Science
    European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
  • 2011
The Licensing Act (2003) has been associated with minor changes in the epidemiology of assaults presenting to a Cambridgeshire emergency department, and has failed to reduce the burden of alcohol-related assaults presented to the emergency department.