Harmful drinking 3

Harmful drinking 3: Alcohol and Self-harm

This report looks at the number and nature of self-harm presentations to emergency departments in Scotland, particularly those related to the use of alcohol.

Other publications in this series

This is the third in a series of reports which aims to gather evidence on the impact of alcohol-related problems on the health service in Scotland.

Harmful Drinking 1: The Size of the Problem
The first report examined the prevalence of such problems in emergency departments and was published in November 2006.

Harmful Drinking 2: Alcohol and Assaults
The second report looked at the number and nature of assault presentations to emergency departments in Scotland, particularly those related to the use of alcohol, and was published in December 2006.

Harmful Drinking 4: The use of intravenous B vitamins

This report looks at the number and characteristics of patients with serious alcohol problems presenting to emergency departments in Scotland. In particular, the report gathers evidence on the treatment and management, paying particular attention to the prevalence of intravenous B vitamin administration.
 
Harmful Drinking 5: Alcohol and Young people
This report looks at the prevalence of attendances to emergency departments in Scotland by young people, particularly those related to the use of alcohol, the treatment and management of this particular group of patients, and was published in February 2008.
 
This report summarises the findings of the five reports and the work which was carried out in 15 - 20 mainland emergency departments between October 2005 and June 2007.  Examples of good practice are highlighted and recommendations for further work and service improvements are made.

Published Date: 01/07/2007

Scrutiny

Healthcare Improvement Scotland took over the responsibilities of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland on 1st April 2011.