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Substance use among patients attending an accident and emergency department
  1. Robert Patton,
  2. William Smythe,
  3. Helen Kelsall,
  4. Francis B Selemo
  1. South London & Maudsley National Health Services Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrR Patton
 National Addiction Centre, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8BB, UK

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Alcohol and drug usage is associated with attendance to accident and emergency misuse departments (AEDs).1 However, despite a clear relationship between substance misuse and trauma, we are not aware of any UK studies that have investigated substance misuse and presentation to the AED. We have recently undertaken a cross-sectional survey of substance use among 350 patients presenting to an …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.