Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

ONE IN 20 cases brought to emergency departments in Ireland are related to alcohol, says a study published in BMJ Open today.

It shows 5.9% of people attending emergency departments in the study had alcohol recorded in their notes. During Saturday night and Sunday morning that number would vary to 29%.

Monday morning saw the lowest percentage, with only 1.2% of patients at emergency departments being alcohol related.

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Source:, May 29th 2018