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Addiction Research and MedicineISSN: 2474-3631


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510025

Implementation of Assertive Alcohol Screening in a Gastroenterology Outpatients Department of an Acute Hospital

Maya Knox-Macaulay, Nina Stafford, Carole Collins and Christos Kouimtsidis

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: March 18, 2017

There is a gap in the literature when considering the impact of screening using AUDIT-C, the shortened version of the AUDIT, to improve records of alcohol intake in a secondary care environment. Many previous studies have looked into the efficacy and financial cost of AUDIT screening in primary, secondary and emergency care settings....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510024

Homelessness and the Length of Stay in Psychiatric Wards

Walid Khalid Abdul-Hamid, Shefalica Bhan-Kotwal, Pratap Kovvuri and Stephen Stansfeld

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 26, 2017

To study the effects of homelessness on length of stay in psychiatric wards. All 37 admissions of homeless people to an acute psychiatric service during the year 2005 were identified using the Carebase system. Admissions of homeless people were then compared to a random sample (of 62 admissions) from the total number of admission during 2005 (397 admissions)....

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