Alcohol screening and risk of postoperative complications in male VA patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery

Katharine A Bradley, Anna D Rubinsky, Haili Sun, Chris L Bryson, Michael J Bishop, David K Blough, William G Henderson, Charles Maynard, Mary T Hawn, Hanne Tønnesen, Grant Hughes, Lauren A Beste, Alex H S Harris, Eric J Hawkins, Thomas K Houston, Daniel R Kivlahan

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    Abstract

    Patients who misuse alcohol are at increased risk for surgical complications. Four weeks of preoperative abstinence decreases the risk of complications, but practical approaches for early preoperative identification of alcohol misuse are needed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)162-9
    Number of pages8
    ISSN0884-8734
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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