This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition alcohol intoxication
Sponsor Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Start date November 2012
End date October 2016
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT01783223, 12-3560


This study is intended to evaluate the prevalence of chronically inebriated patients in the Emergeny Department (ED). Patients will be identified prospectively by screening all patients (24/7) presenting to the ED for one month. A running tally of all patients in the ED will be kept. Of these patients, any patient that is noted to have alcohol intoxication will be identified. The chart of that patient will be reviewed for details about the patient's alcohol use and for the patient's suitability for a sobering house, which is a place where intoxicated patients can go to await sobriety. The chart will also be reviewed for the number of previous visits for alcohol use to our hospital ever and in the last year.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
patients in the Emergency Department who appear to be intoxicated with ethanol.

Primary Outcomes

Intoxicated patients eligible for a sobering house
time frame: Eligibility for a sobering house is assessed during the current ED admission. The study ends when patient is discharged from the ED, an expected average time of 9 hours.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients in the emergency department for alcohol intoxication Exclusion Criteria: - Under 18 - Prisoners - Pregnancy

Additional Information

Official title Prevalence of Chronic Inebriates to the Emergency Department and Suitability for Sobering House Services
Principal investigator James Miner, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.