The effects of alcohol abuse on readmission for trauma.

@article{Rivara1993TheEO,
  title={The effects of alcohol abuse on readmission for trauma.},
  author={Frederick P. Rivara and Thomas D. Koepsell and Gregory J Jurkovich and James G. Gurney and Rigmor Soderberg},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1993},
  volume={270 16},
  pages={
          1962-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of admission for trauma with concurrent acute alcohol intoxication or chronic alcohol abuse on the risk of subsequent recurrence of trauma. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Level I regional trauma center. PATIENTS A total of 2578 patients 18 years or older admitted with blunt or penetrating trauma within 24 hours of injury and surviving to discharge. All patients had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, a gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) test… CONTINUE READING
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