Elective alcohol detoxification - a resource and efficacy evaluation.

Quelch, Darren and Pucci, Mark and Marsh, Alexander and Coleman, Jamie and Bradberry, Sally (2019) Elective alcohol detoxification - a resource and efficacy evaluation. Future healthcare journal, 6 (2). pp. 137-142. ISSN 2514-6645. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

An evaluation was performed to assess efficacy and resource utilisation of an elective inpatient alcohol detoxification service at a large inner-city teaching hospital. Abstinence rates at 3, 6 and 12 months post-detoxification were 68.1, 44.7 and 36.2%, respectively. Relapse was associated with referrals from acute hospital services, previous detoxifications, longer time between referral and admission for detoxification, presence of alcohol in the blood on the day of admission and requirement for benzodiazepines during withdrawal. The service operates within the national 18-week referral target and runs at a cost substantially lower than that of residential alcohol detoxification facilities but with similar sobriety rates. We demonstrate that elective detoxification with specialist follow-up provides an effective service both in terms of patient outcomes and resource use. Further investment in these services at both local and national level should be considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: QV Pharmacology
WM Psychiatry. Mental health
Divisions: Clinical Support > Pharmacy
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 12:38
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 12:38
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2283

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