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Many Alcohol-Related Injuries Occur at Home

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 14, 2016 at 10:41 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
The home location is of growing concern due to the upwards trend in drinking and alcohol-related injuries occurring at home. Of all alcohol-related injuries in various public hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia, more occurred at home than at licensed premises.
 Many Alcohol-Related Injuries Occur at Home
Many Alcohol-Related Injuries Occur at Home
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Of the 12,296 emergency department visits in 2003 to 2012 for alcohol-related injuries, 36.1% occurred at home, 13% occurred on the street, and 9.8% occurred at licensed premises. Men were more likely to be seen at the emergency department for such at-home injuries than females. Of injuries identified as domestic violence by a spouse or partner, 59.5% occurred at home.

‘Of all alcohol-related injuries in public hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia, more occurred at home than at licensed premises.’
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"The home location is of growing concern due to the upwards trend in drinking and alcohol-related injuries occurring at home, along with the home being an unregulated environment," wrote the authors of the Journal of Clinical Nursing study.

Source: Eurekalert
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