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  1. Alcohol interventions in trauma centers : current practice and future directions.

    Article - En anglais

    Nearly half of all trauma beds are occupied by patients who were injured while under the influence of alcohol.

    Alcoholism plays such a significant role in trauma that efforts to reduce injury recurrence are unlikely to be successful if it remains untreated.

    An injury requiring hospitalization creates a unique opportunity to intervene and to motivate patients to alter their drinking behavior, thereby making trauma centers ideal sites to implement an alcohol screening, intervention, and referral program.

    However, despite emphasis on injury control and prevention, little has been done to incorporate alcohol intervention programs into care of the injured patient.

    Effective means of intervention exist that are consistent with the time, financial, and staffing constraints of trauma centers, and they should be implemented.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Hospitalisation, Traumatisme, Etats Unis, Complication, Prévention, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Toxicologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Hospitalization, Trauma, United States, Complication, Prevention, Human, North America, America, Toxicology

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0580593

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.