Table 20Clinical review protocol for the evaluation of different settings for assisted withdrawal from alcohol

Electronic databasesCINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library; see the NICE guideline on management of alcohol-related physical complications (NICE, 2010b) for search strategies
Date searchedSystematic reviews from 1993 to March 2010. All other searches from database inception to March 2010
Study designSystematic reviews, RCTs
Patient populationAdults (over 18 years old)
Patients with alcohol withdrawal syndrome
OutcomesMain outcomes: severity of withdrawal; completion rates; abstinence during assisted withdrawal; safety (development of complications); participation in further rehabilitation treatment after assisted withdrawal
Other outcomes: patient and physician factors

From: 5, ORGANISATION AND DELIVERY OF CARE

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