The burden of alcohol-related presentations to a busy urban New Zealand hospital emergency department.

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dc.contributor.author Svensen, G en
dc.contributor.author Kool, Bridget en
dc.contributor.author Buller, S en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-22T01:09:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-10-25 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 132(1504):56-66 25 Oct 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49050 en
dc.description.abstract AIMS:This cross-sectional observational study presents a focused analysis of alcohol-related presentations (ARPs) to a major New Zealand emergency department (ED) with the aim of describing and comparing the profile and outcomes of these presentations. METHODS:A secondary analysis of 12 months (November 2017 to October 2018) of electronic patient records of adult (≥15 years) presentations to the Auckland City Hospital Adult ED. The primary area of interest was patient's alcohol-related status. Additional information reviewed included: patient demographics, and features of the presentation such as time of presentation, triage category and discharge disposition. RESULTS:Among 73,381 presentations, 7% (n=5,130) were alcohol-related, the majority were male (65%) and aged 20-39 (52%). ARPs were more frequent at night, during the weekends, public holidays and over the summer months. Sixteen percent of injury-related presentations were alcohol-related. ARPs commonly arrived at the ED via emergency services and had a longer length of stay than non-ARPs. CONCLUSIONS:The findings from this study highlight the burden of alcohol misuse on the ED. Continued public health efforts are required to implement preventative strategies for alcohol-related harm in the ED and society as a whole. en
dc.format.medium Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title The burden of alcohol-related presentations to a busy urban New Zealand hospital emergency department. en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1504 en
pubs.begin-page 56 en
pubs.volume 132 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: NZMA en
pubs.author-url https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2019/vol-132-no-1504-25-october-2019/8023 en
pubs.end-page 66 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 785287 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1175-8716 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-22 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31647795 en


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