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Hazardous drinking among patients attending a minor injuries unit: a pilot study
  1. Robert Patton,
  2. Munazzah Vohra
  1. Addictions Department, Kings College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Patton, Addictions Department, Kings College London, London, UK; robert.patton{at}


Excessive alcohol consumption increases the likelihood of accidental injury. This pilot study reports on the prevalence of hazardous drinkers presenting to a minor injuries unit. The proportion of hazardous drinkers is broadly similar to that found in emergency departments, suggesting that such units could also host alcohol intervention and brief advice activities.

  • Research
  • alcohol abuse
  • abdomen
  • anaesthesia
  • clinical management

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  • Competing interest None.

  • Ethics approval Kings College London REC.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.