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Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management [QS11]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 2

Health and social care staff opportunistically carry out screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful drinking as an integral part of practice.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people aged 16 years and over in the locally defined target population who receive alcohol screening.
What was measured: Proportion of adult acute medical admissions where the FAST alcohol screening tool was completed.
Data collection end: February 2013
37.8%
Number that met the criteria: 28 / 74
Area covered: Local
Source: Sagar N Dibor C Polson R (2013) An audit to evaluate the use of the alcohol FAST screening tool in acute medical admissions in a district general hospital. Gut: 62 (suppl 2)



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