Australian Alcohol Aetiologic Fractions for Emergency Department Presentations (AAAFED)

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: November 2008
  • Expected end date: December 2011
  • Completion date: April 2012
  • Funded by: AGDHA via Drug and Alcohol Office
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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).

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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
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Principal Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
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Zeisser, C., Stockwell, T., R., Chikritzhs, T., N., Cherpitel, C., Ye, Y. and Gardner, C. (2013). A systematic review and meta-analysis of alcohol consumption and injury risk as a function of study design and recall period. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, pp. E1-E8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01919.x [RJ859] View web page