The aim of this project is to develp reliable estimates (aetiologic fractions) of alcohol attributable and injury presentations to emergency departments (ED's).
• To identify current levels of use of standardised electronic recording systems (i.e. includes ICD code classification) in public hospital emergency departments for each state/territory and to identify impediments to uptake.
• To review and analyse current scientific research evidence relating to estimating alcohol aetiologic fractions for ED presentations.
• To collate and analyse data from all Australian studies which have investigated the relation between ED presentations and alcohol
• To apply a meta-analysis approach to estimate ED-specific population alcohol aetiologic fractions for alcohol-attributable conditions, with a focus on high prevalence injuries (e.g. interpersonal violence, road crashes, falls).