TITLE

LEGAL BARRIERS TO ALCOHOL SCREENING IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND TRAUMA CENTERS

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
The article presents an abstract of the paper "Legal Barriers to Alcohol Screening in Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers," by Judge Linda Chezem, published in the June 2004 issue of the journal "Alcohol Research & Health." Research has shown that many patients being treated in emergency departments (ED) and trauma centers have alcohol-related problems and could benefit from screening and brief intervention. Yet few ED and trauma center physicians routinely screen all patients for alcohol-related problems. According to Chezem, one reason for the lack of screening in this setting may be the barriers posed by insurance law.
ACCESSION #
18894528

 

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