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Nurs Times. 2003 Mar 4-10;99(9):26-7.

Alcohol-related health problems in general hospitals.

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Royal Bolton Hospital.

Abstract

Alcohol-related health problems place a significant burden on general hospitals. Statistics indicate that one in seven acute hospital admissions is a result of alcohol misuse and that one in six attendances at A&E is alcohol related, rising to eight out of 10 at peak times on weekend evenings. Nurses have a role to play in estimating a patient's alcohol use and, if appropriate, providing 'brief intervention' consisting of simple advice and information on sensible drinking.

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