WHO international comparative study of emergency room data on alcohol and injury

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2001
  • Expected end date: July 2004
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: US National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
  • Lead organisation:

Collaborating Organisations: ARG, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, WHO.

This project has been funded by the US National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse for a period of 3 years. Several countries have generated high standard data on the alcohol consumption of Emergency Room patients including the US, Australia, Canada, Spain, Mexico Argentina and Poland. The aim of the project is to perform comparative analyses of relationships between demographic factors, consumption patterns and types of injury outcomes across these different cultural contexts.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Cheryl Cherpitel, Alcohol Research Group
  • Co-investigator: Scott MacDonald,
  • Co-investigator: Norman Giesbrecht,
  • Co-investigator: Guilherme Borges,
  • Project staff: Deidra Young, Curtin University

MacDonald, S., Cherpitel, C., Borges, G., DeSouza, A., Giesbrecht, N. and Stockwell, T., R. (2004). The criteria for causation of alcohol in violent injuries based on emergency room data from six countries. Addictive Behaviours, 30, (1), pp. 103-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.04.016 [RJ416] View web page

Young, D., J., Stockwell, T., R., Cherpitel, C., Ye, Y., MacDonald, S., Borges, G. and Giesbrecht, N. (2004). Emergency Room injury presentations as a surrogate measure of alcohol-related problems in the community: A multilevel analysis of an international study. National Drug Research Institute. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1 74067 3298 [T147]