Alcohol brief intervention evaluation

  • Research program: New technologies and online interventions
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 2017
  • Expected end date: December 2018
  • Completion date: October 2018
  • Funded by: WA Primary Health Alliance
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This project is a collaboration between the South Metropolitan Health Service (Fiona Stanley Hospital & Rockingham General Hospital) with outcomes to be evaluated by NDRI. We will investigate the feasibility of delivering routine alcohol screening and brief intervention in hospital emergency departments and emergency short stay units. Participants will be randomised to have either a discharge summary on their alcohol use sent to their general practitioner or treatment as usual. This will allow us to determine if linking those with at-risk alcohol use to community resources increases the effectiveness of a brief intervention in hospital. Outcomes will be evaluated up to six months post enrolment into the study.

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Dr Robert Tait
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1610
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Chief Investigator

New technologies and online interventions


Dr Robert Tait
Senior Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1610
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Hazeldine, S., Davies, I., Tait, R., J. and Olynyk, J. (2021). Critical role of general practitioners in preventing readmission following emergency department alcohol screening and brief intervention management of alcohol-related problems, 12. DOI: 10.1177/21501327211027437 [RJ1497] View web page

Tait, R., J. (2018). Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention: An Evaluation of the Fiona Stanley Hospital Program: Six month outcomes. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth. [R342]