Prevalence and characteristics of patients with risky alcohol consumption presenting to emergency departments in rural Australia
Emergency Medicine Australasia, 06/08/2012
Havard A et al. – Risky drinking, across a number of measures, is overrepresented in patients of rural Australian EDs relative to the general community, and this type of consumption is not limited to certain subgroups of patients. There is a need for interventions that address both heavy single occasion drinking and excessive regular consumption in patients of rural Australian EDs, with universal interventions recommended rather than targeted programmes.