Symptom-triggered benzodiazepine therapy for alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the emergency department: a comparison with the standard fixed dose benzodiazepine regimen
The aim of the study was to compare symptom-triggered and standard benzodiazepine regimens for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in an emergency department clinical decision unit. The authors found that the symptom-triggered approach reduced cumulative benzodiazepine dose and length of stay.
- Mental health
- alcohol abuse
- mental illness
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Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was approved by Cork Teaching Hospitals Ethics Committee.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.