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The Impact of Alcohol and other Drug Problems on Trauma Care

Pruitt, Basil A. Jr MD, FACS

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: September 2005 - Volume 59 - Issue 3 - p S50-S52
doi: 10.1097/01.ta.0000177454.13823.2e
Session 1

From the Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

Submitted for publication June 8, 2005.

Accepted for publication June 9, 2005.

This article was written for the proceedings from a conference entitled Alcohol Problems among Hospitalized Trauma Patients: Controlling Complications, Mortality, and Trauma Recidivism in Arlington, Virginia, May 28-30, 2003. It does not reflect the official policy or opinions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and does not constitute an endorsement of the individuals or their programs—by CDC, HHS, or the federal government—and none should be inferred.

Reprint requests to: Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Mail Code 7740, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900; email: pruitt@uthscsa.edu

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.