Use of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centers

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dc.contributor.author S Pirzada Sattar en_US
dc.contributor.author S Faiz Qadri en_US
dc.contributor.author Mustafa Warsi en_US
dc.contributor.author Cordelia Okoye en_US
dc.contributor.author Amad Din en_US
dc.contributor.author Prasad Padala en_US
dc.contributor.author Subhash Bhatia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T16:16:10Z
dc.date.available 2006 - en_US
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T16:16:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citation S Pirzada Sattar;S Faiz Qadri;Mustafa Warsi;Cordelia Okoye;Amad Din;Prasad Padala;Subhash Bhatia: Use of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centers. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2006, 1(1):30. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/content/1/1/30 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/619
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND:Benzodiazepines are the first-line choice for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. However, several hospitals continue to provide alcoholic beverages through their formulary for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. While there are data on the prevalence of this practice in academic medical centers, there are no data on the availability of alcoholic beverages at the formularies of the hospitals operated by the department of Veteran's Affairs.METHODS:In this study, we surveyed the Pharmacy managers at 112 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) to ascertain the availability of alcohol on the VAMC formularies, and presence or lack of a policy on the use of alcoholic beverages in their VA Medical Center.RESULTS:Of the pharmacy directors contacted, 81 responded. 8 did not allow their use, while 20 allowed their use. There was a lack of a consistent policy across the VA medical centers on availability and use of alcoholic beverages for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.CONCLUSION:There is lack of uniform policy on the availability of alcoholic beverages across the VAMCs, which may create potential problems with difference in the standards of care. en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.publisher BioMedCentral en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 1747-597X en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1747-597X-1-30.pdf en_US
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en_US
dc.title Use of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centers en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.date.captured 2009-04-27 en_US
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1186/1747-597X-1-30 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 16907984 en_US

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