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NEWS: Australia: Take-Away Alcohol Fuels Hospital Visits

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) reports emergency department (ED) data from Victoria, Australia show that take-away alcohol increasingly fuels hospital visits. The findings come from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Monash Health hospitals (Clayton, Casey and Dandenong) as part of the Driving Change Project in Australia. Adults who present to the ED were asked whether they consumed alcohol before their attendance, where they bought the alcohol, and the location of the last alcohol consumption…