The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which self-reported alcohol consumption level in the Scottish population is associated with first-time hospital admission for an alcohol-related cause. The study concluded that moderate and higher levels of usual alcohol consumption and binge drinking are serious risk factors for alcohol-related hospitalization in the Scottish population. These findings contribute to our understanding of the relationship between alcohol intake and alcohol-related morbidity.
- record linkage study
McDonald, S. A., Hutchinson, S. J., Bird, S. M., Graham, L., Robertson, C., Mills, P. R., Hayes, P., Dillon, J. F., Goldberg, D. J., (Funder), C. S. O., & (Funder), M. R. C. (2009). Association of self-reported alcohol use and hospitalization for an alcohol-related cause in Scotland: a record-linkage study of 23 183 individuals. Addiction, 104(4), 593-602. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02497.x