The burden of alcohol misuse on an inner-city general hospital.

  title={The burden of alcohol misuse on an inner-city general hospital.},
  author={Munir Pirmohamed and Carl C. Brown and Lilian Owens and Chris Luke and Ian T. Gilmore and Alasdair M. Breckenridge and Beverly Kosmach Park},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={93 5},
Alcohol consumption in the UK has been increasing steadily. We prospectively studied the burden on hospital services caused by overt alcohol misuse, in an inner-city hospital in north-west England. All Accident & Emergency (A&E) patients were assessed to determine whether their hospital attendance was alcohol-related, and whether this resulted in admission and/or generated new out-patient appointments. Over 2 months, 1915 patients attended A&E with alcohol-related problems, accounting for 12… CONTINUE READING
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