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Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence [CG115]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.2.1.4

Use formal assessment tools to assess the nature and severity of alcohol misuse, including the: * AUDIT for identification and as a routine outcome measure * SADQ or LDQ for severity of dependence * Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale, revised (CIWA-Ar) for severity of withdrawal * APQ for the nature and extent of the problems arising from alcohol misuse.

What was measured: Assessors deemed assessment of current drinking status for this admission adequately documented
Data collection end: June 2011
52.6%
Number that met the criteria: 196 / 372
Area covered: National
Source: NCEPOD - Measuring The Units

What was measured: Adequacy of documentation of alcohol history for previous admissions
Data collection end: June 2011
67.2%
Number that met the criteria: 135 / 201
Area covered: National
Source: NCEPOD - Measuring The Units


Recommendation: 1.3.1.2

For all people who misuse alcohol, offer interventions to promote abstinence or moderate drinking as appropriate (see 1.2.2.1–1.2.2.4) and prevent relapse, in community-based settings.

What was measured: Evidence of advice or support offered during PREVIOUS admissions
Data collection end: June 2011
62.5%
Number that met the criteria: 312 / 499
Area covered: National
Source: NCEPOD - Measuring The Units



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