A Descriptive Comparison of Alcohol-Related Presentations at a Large Urban Hospital Center from 1902 to 2009

Journal of Medical Toxicology, 05/16/2012

Patients with alcohol–related presentations in 2009 were more likely to be admitted than contemporaneous patients without an alcohol–related presentation. Since first measured 110years ago at one large New York City hospital, alcohol–related presentations remain common representing 5 % of all emergency department visits. This demonstrates alcoholism's continuing toll on society's limited medical resources and on public health as a whole.

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