The Prevalence of Alcoholism Among General Medical Patients in Large Municipal Hospitals
The diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism plays a major role in the dynamics of health care delivery in every general hospital in the United States. Yet, there exists a significant disparity between the number of alcoholics treated in a general hospital and the actual number of patients who are alcoholic. Estimates of the actual number of alcholics range from 10 to 45% of the adult medical population based on various sources of information and different criteria of what constitutes alcoholism.
KeywordsPoint Prevalence Alcoholic Patient House Staff Albert Einstein College Significant Disparity
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