Year: 1997 Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v.30, no.5, (November 1997), p.593-597 SIEC No: 19980402

Alcohol-related morbidity & mortality was studied in a 5-year follow-up of 150 intoxicated emergency department patients admitted in June 1986 & 50 nonintoxicated matched controls. The 5-year mortality among alcohol-intoxicated patients was 2.4 times that of the control patients. 11% of repeat emergency department visits by patients in the intoxicated group were associated with suicidal behaviour or domestic violence compared to 1.5% of repeat visits in the nonintoxicated group. (24 refs.)