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Identifying hazardous or harmful alcohol use in medical admissions: a comparison of audit, cage and brief mast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9010550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and forty new medical inpatients received Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), CAGE and brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (brief MAST) questionnaires. Sensitivities when identifying weekly drinkers of > 14 units (women) or > 21 units (men) were 93, 79 and 35%, respectively (P < 0.001). Sensitivities to > 21 units (women) or > 28 units (men were 100%, 94% and 47%. Routine screening of medical admissions with the AUDIT (cut-off score 8) is recommended.
D MacKenzie; A Langa; T M Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0735-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-15     Completed Date:  1997-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alcoholic Intoxication / epidemiology*
Alcoholism / epidemiology*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hospitals, General / statistics & numerical data
Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results

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