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Alcohol and Drug Harm Snapshot Surveys

Since 2013 we have conducted a number of different surveys of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand EDs to estimate the prevalence of alcohol-related presentations and explore staff perceptions of those presentations. These surveys have included:

  • Alcohol Harm Snapshots Surveys that are usually taken during a weekend night shift to note the number of ED presentations related to alcohol.
  • Seven-day continuous surveys that are similar to a snapshot survey except undertaken over a week-long period, instead of during a single shift.
  • ED clinical staff perception surveys that are used to gather staff experiences of alcohol-affected patients in EDs.
  • 2018 Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Snapshot Survey
  • 2017 Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey (AHSS)
  • 2016 Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey (AHSS)
  • 2016 Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey (AHSS) - Australia Day
  • 2014 Seven-day continuous survey
  • 2014 ED clinical staff perception survey
  • 2014 Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey (AHSS)
  • 2013 Alcohol Harm Snapshot Survey (AHSS)

Driving Change – Last Drinks

The Driving Change project is a collaboration between ACEM and nine participating hospitals in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Canberra and Warrnambool, and Deakin University, Central Queensland University, the University of New South Wales, Australian National University and Cardiff University (Wales). The project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

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