Alcohol use in a general hospital inpatient population ‘ Hear no evil, see no evil ’ Dr. Kieran O’Loughlin. Background. 1133 admissions in an Irish hospital 30\% of men and 8\% of women met the DSM IV criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence 1 .
We aimed to determine if poor documentation of alcohol intake is a problem amongst the NCHD (Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor) population in Tallaght hospital.
We aimed to assess NCHD’s attitudes towards alcohol misuse to determine if there are specific patient variables which may influence the decision to refer to specialist services.
We aimed to assess NCHD’s knowledge of the safe levels of alcohol consumption for both males and females.
(chose option of referral to specialist services)