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Blood alcohol levels in acute elderly admissions to hospital.
  1. N. D. Penn,
  2. O. J. Corrado,
  3. L. J. Pitchfork,
  4. R. T. Evans,
  5. B. H. Mascie-Taylor
  1. Department of Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.


    Blood alcohol levels were estimated in 141 patients admitted acutely over a one month period to a geriatric unit. Only four (2.8%) had alcohol detectable in their blood. The levels were low, suggesting that alcohol intoxication is not a major factor in the admission of the elderly to hospital.

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