Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Ireland: The burden of alcohol-related morbidity on hospital services

Mittwoch 1. Dezember 2010 von htm

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) manages the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme. This is a
computerised health information system designed to collect clinical and administrative data on discharges from over 60
acute hospitals in Ireland. This article reports on an analysis of HIPE data on discharges, including deaths in hospital, of cases with an alcohol-related diagnosis in the years 2005–2008, in order to assess the burden of alcohol-related morbidity on Irish hospitals. It is important to note that, because the HIPE scheme does not record attendances at emergency departments, using HIPE data to assess the impact of alcohol use on acute hospital services can lead to an under-estimation of the true extent of the burden. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 11/30/10) drugsandalcohol.ie / Drugnet automn 2010

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