Emergency department data sharing to reduce alcohol-related violence

This paper reviews the current evidence for reducing alcohol related injuries by sharing data collected by emergency departments, with agencies such as police, local council, liquor licensing regulators and venue management.

Nicolas Droste and Peter Miller from the School of Psychology at Deakin University, along with Tim Baker from CREM, performed a quantitative and narrative synthesis on 8 articles selected from an original search of 19,506 articles.

All studies found that data collection could be cheaply and easily implemented into modern ED triage systems. All but on study study reported substantial reductions to assault or injury. One reported no change.

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Droste, N., Miller, P., & Baker, T. (2014). Review article: Emergency department data sharing to reduce alcohol-related violence: A systematic review of the feasibility and effectiveness of community-level interventions. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26(4), 326-35. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.1224