Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system.

@article{Bradley2012PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system.},
  author={Katharine Bradley and Anna D. Rubinsky and Haili Sun and David K. Blough and Hanne T\onnesen and Grant Hughes and Lauren A. Beste and Michael J. Bishop and M T Hawn and Charles Maynard and Alex H. S. Harris and Eric J. Hawkins and Christopher L Bryson and Thomas K. Houston and William G. Henderson and Daniel R. Kivlahan},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={152 1},
  pages={69-81}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who screen positive for alcohol misuse on the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test Consumption Questionnaire (AUDIT-C ≥5 points) have significantly increased postoperative complications. Severe alcohol misuse (AUDIT-C ≥9 points) is associated with increased postoperative health care use; however, little is known about the prevalence of alcohol misuse in demographic and clinical subgroups of surgical patients. METHODS The prevalence of alcohol misuse was evaluated among… CONTINUE READING
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