Alcohol aetiologic fractions for emergency department populations

This is a collaborative project with the National Drug Research Institute in Australia. The aim is to estimate the proportion of emergency room attendances for injury outcomes which are causally related to alcohol consumption in economically developed countries like Canada and Australia. Furthermore, a methodology will be developed to support epidemiological monitoring of alcohol and its contribution to ER attendances in different jurisdictions. CISUR's contribution to the project is the conduct of a meta-analysis of well designed studies published in the international literature which quantify the risk relationship between level of drinking and changing risk of injury.