Prevalence of Chronic Inebriates to the Emergency Department and Suitability for Sobering House Services
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|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.
patients in the Emergency Department who appear to be intoxicated with ethanol.
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.
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
|Official title||Prevalence of Chronic Inebriates to the Emergency Department and Suitability for Sobering House Services|
|Principal investigator||James Miner, MD|
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