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  1. The role of a substance abuse consultation team in a trauma center.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Trauma is a leading cause or morbidity and mortality in the U.S., and substance abuse makes an enormous contribution to this problem as well as to the increased cost of health care.

    A substance abuse consultation (SAC) team was developed to evaluate and intervene with trauma victims who are suspected of having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs.

    This study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of this service.

    Method 

    This study is a retrospective review of 100 consecutive trauma admissions who were felt to be at high risk for substance abuse and were referred to the SAC team for evaluation and intervention.

    This study was undertaken in a tertiary-care teaching hospital in a cooperative effort between the trauma center and the addictions program.

    Results 

    All 100 patients were diagnosed with psychoactive substance use disorders and 78 were referred for alcohol and other drug rehabilitation.

    Of these patients, 62% accepted a referral for drug and alcohol treatment.

    Conclusions 

    From these preliminary data, it appears that a SAC team may be effective in intervening with hospitalized trauma patients who have alcohol and other drug problems.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Traumatisme, Diagnostic, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Consultation psychiatrique, Travail équipe, Programme thérapeutique, Sevrage toxique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Trauma, Diagnosis, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Psychiatric consultation, Team work, Therapeutic schedule, Poison withdrawal, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0326960

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.