Number of drunk ED patients spiraling out of control

Tis the season to not be too jolly
drunk man

A single-day snap-shot of emergency departments across the country shows that one-in-eight had alcohol-related presentations, with some states as high as one-in-five.

The snap-shot, on Saturday December 16, shows that more needs to be done to address this problem, says Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) President Dr Simon Judkins.