Alcohol intoxication at a university hospital acute medicine unit--with special consideration of young adults: an 8-year observational study from Switzerland

Haberkern, M; Exadaktylos, A K; Marty, H (2010). Alcohol intoxication at a university hospital acute medicine unit--with special consideration of young adults: an 8-year observational study from Switzerland. Emergency medicine journal, 27(3), pp. 199-202. London: BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/emj.2008.065482

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Many media reports suggest an increase in alcohol intoxication, particularly among young people. Indeed, several surveys on young people have confirmed this fact. These were based on self-declaration of alcohol consumption. However, there are few clinical data that show an increase in alcohol intoxication in hospitals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of alcohol intoxications in relation to the total number of patients and to look for a statistical trend.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos and Marty, Hans Ulrich

ISSN:

1472-0205

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/emj.2008.065482

PubMed ID:

20304885

Web of Science ID:

000275782800015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2306 (FactScience: 204706)

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