Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES): Preliminary results

Steven H. Smoger, Stephen Warwick Looney, Richard D. Blondell, L. Susan Wieland, Leslie Sexton, Sandra B. Rhodes, Robert M. Swift

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Little information exists about alcohol use within health facilities. We sought to determine alcohol use and control in acute-care hospitals by mailing a questionnaire to a convenience sample of Pharmacy Directors of 24 hospitals in two regions. Of 23 responders, in-patient alcohol was dispensed by 21 (91%) within the last 5 years. Of these 21, both beverage and intravenous alcohol were dispensed by 13 (62%), only beverage alcohol by seven (33%), and only intravenous alcohol by one (5%). No institutional policies regarding alcohol dispensing existed in 16 (70%) hospitals. Alcohol was frequently used as a patient courtesy (14/20, 70%), and to prevent withdrawal (7/20, 35%). All pharmacies procured intravenous alcohol in a formal process, but 60% (12/20) obtained beverage alcohol informally. Alcohol is widely dispensed with few guidelines in this sample of acute-care hospitals. Additional research on therapeutic efficacy, consequences, and institutional oversight of alcohol in hospitals is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Ethanol
Alcohols
Beverages
Surveys and Questionnaires
Organizational Policy
Therapeutic Human Experimentation
Pharmacies
Health Facilities
Guidelines

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Hospital
  • Institutional controls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Smoger, S. H., Looney, S. W., Blondell, R. D., Susan Wieland, L., Sexton, L., Rhodes, S. B., & Swift, R. M. (2002). Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES): Preliminary results. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 21(2), 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1300/J069v21n02_06

Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES) : Preliminary results. / Smoger, Steven H.; Looney, Stephen Warwick; Blondell, Richard D.; Susan Wieland, L.; Sexton, Leslie; Rhodes, Sandra B.; Swift, Robert M.

In: Journal of Addictive Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.11.2002, p. 65-73.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoger, SH, Looney, SW, Blondell, RD, Susan Wieland, L, Sexton, L, Rhodes, SB & Swift, RM 2002, 'Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES): Preliminary results', Journal of Addictive Diseases, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1300/J069v21n02_06
Smoger SH, Looney SW, Blondell RD, Susan Wieland L, Sexton L, Rhodes SB et al. Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES): Preliminary results. Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2002 Nov 1;21(2):65-73. https://doi.org/10.1300/J069v21n02_06
Smoger, Steven H. ; Looney, Stephen Warwick ; Blondell, Richard D. ; Susan Wieland, L. ; Sexton, Leslie ; Rhodes, Sandra B. ; Swift, Robert M. / Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES) : Preliminary results. In: Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2002 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 65-73.
@article{d2bf135393aa472bbd68b5f30c4f1d0a,
title = "Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES): Preliminary results",
abstract = "Little information exists about alcohol use within health facilities. We sought to determine alcohol use and control in acute-care hospitals by mailing a questionnaire to a convenience sample of Pharmacy Directors of 24 hospitals in two regions. Of 23 responders, in-patient alcohol was dispensed by 21 (91{\%}) within the last 5 years. Of these 21, both beverage and intravenous alcohol were dispensed by 13 (62{\%}), only beverage alcohol by seven (33{\%}), and only intravenous alcohol by one (5{\%}). No institutional policies regarding alcohol dispensing existed in 16 (70{\%}) hospitals. Alcohol was frequently used as a patient courtesy (14/20, 70{\%}), and to prevent withdrawal (7/20, 35{\%}). All pharmacies procured intravenous alcohol in a formal process, but 60{\%} (12/20) obtained beverage alcohol informally. Alcohol is widely dispensed with few guidelines in this sample of acute-care hospitals. Additional research on therapeutic efficacy, consequences, and institutional oversight of alcohol in hospitals is needed.",
keywords = "Alcohol, Hospital, Institutional controls",
author = "Smoger, {Steven H.} and Looney, {Stephen Warwick} and Blondell, {Richard D.} and {Susan Wieland}, L. and Leslie Sexton and Rhodes, {Sandra B.} and Swift, {Robert M.}",
year = "2002",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1300/J069v21n02_06",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "21",
pages = "65--73",
journal = "Journal of Addictive Diseases",
issn = "1055-0887",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Hospital use of ethanol survey (HUES)

T2 - Preliminary results

AU - Smoger, Steven H.

AU - Looney, Stephen Warwick

AU - Blondell, Richard D.

AU - Susan Wieland, L.

AU - Sexton, Leslie

AU - Rhodes, Sandra B.

AU - Swift, Robert M.

PY - 2002/11/1

Y1 - 2002/11/1

N2 - Little information exists about alcohol use within health facilities. We sought to determine alcohol use and control in acute-care hospitals by mailing a questionnaire to a convenience sample of Pharmacy Directors of 24 hospitals in two regions. Of 23 responders, in-patient alcohol was dispensed by 21 (91%) within the last 5 years. Of these 21, both beverage and intravenous alcohol were dispensed by 13 (62%), only beverage alcohol by seven (33%), and only intravenous alcohol by one (5%). No institutional policies regarding alcohol dispensing existed in 16 (70%) hospitals. Alcohol was frequently used as a patient courtesy (14/20, 70%), and to prevent withdrawal (7/20, 35%). All pharmacies procured intravenous alcohol in a formal process, but 60% (12/20) obtained beverage alcohol informally. Alcohol is widely dispensed with few guidelines in this sample of acute-care hospitals. Additional research on therapeutic efficacy, consequences, and institutional oversight of alcohol in hospitals is needed.

AB - Little information exists about alcohol use within health facilities. We sought to determine alcohol use and control in acute-care hospitals by mailing a questionnaire to a convenience sample of Pharmacy Directors of 24 hospitals in two regions. Of 23 responders, in-patient alcohol was dispensed by 21 (91%) within the last 5 years. Of these 21, both beverage and intravenous alcohol were dispensed by 13 (62%), only beverage alcohol by seven (33%), and only intravenous alcohol by one (5%). No institutional policies regarding alcohol dispensing existed in 16 (70%) hospitals. Alcohol was frequently used as a patient courtesy (14/20, 70%), and to prevent withdrawal (7/20, 35%). All pharmacies procured intravenous alcohol in a formal process, but 60% (12/20) obtained beverage alcohol informally. Alcohol is widely dispensed with few guidelines in this sample of acute-care hospitals. Additional research on therapeutic efficacy, consequences, and institutional oversight of alcohol in hospitals is needed.

KW - Alcohol

KW - Hospital

KW - Institutional controls

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036400476&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036400476&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1300/J069v21n02_06

DO - 10.1300/J069v21n02_06

M3 - Article

C2 - 11916373

AN - SCOPUS:0036400476

VL - 21

SP - 65

EP - 73

JO - Journal of Addictive Diseases

JF - Journal of Addictive Diseases

SN - 1055-0887

IS - 2

ER -