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Evaluating the impact of alcohol on emergency department presentations

Quick facts

Principal investigator:
Prof Julia Crilly
Team members:
Dr David Rosengren, A/Prof David Green, Dr Jeremy Furyk, and Dr Sean Rothwell
Project commenced:

Alcohol misuse is a major health issue and can cause many diseases and injury conditions. The extent of alcohol related presentations to the emergency department is likely underestimated.

This research project aims to provide an overview of alcohol-related presentations to understand their prevalence as well as the group’s demographic profile, clinical characteristics, care delivery and outcomes.

The anticipated knowledge from this study can be used to inform future research, especially related to the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in the emergency department.

“This multidisciplinary and multi-site study will provide an important contemporary understanding as to the profile, care delivery and outcomes for alcohol-related presentations made to the emergency department. Findings may be used to enhance practice (if needed) and inform policy.”

—Prof Julia Crilly

Grants Awarded

Healthcare Improvement Unit

Last updated 14 Sep 2020