Previous work examining the issue of alcoholism and alcohol abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives can be broadly categorized as either descriptions of the consumption patterns and behaviors of specific tribes or mortality studies, focusing on deaths due to alcoholism, alcohol abuse, chronic liver disease, or cirrhosis.
A major shortcoming of previous studies has been that they have not looked at the burden this problem has imposed upon the system of health care delivery for this minority population.
By using an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification taxonomy of diagnostic codes developed by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) and the national Indian Health Service (IHS) inpatient database for direct and contract admissions, utilization patterns for 43 IHS facilities were investigated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Utilisation, Service santé, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Etude longitudinale, Admission hopital, Homme, Amérindien, Race, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Use, Health service, Public health organization, Mental health, Follow up study, Hospital admission, Human, Amerindian, Race, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0632580
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.