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dc.contributor.authorS Pirzada Sattaren_US
dc.contributor.authorS Faiz Qadrien_US
dc.contributor.authorMustafa Warsien_US
dc.contributor.authorCordelia Okoyeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmad Dinen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrasad Padalaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSubhash Bhatiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-05T16:16:10Z
dc.date.available2009-05-05T16:16:10Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationS Pirzada Sattar;S Faiz Qadri;Mustafa Warsi;Cordelia Okoye;Amad Din;Prasad Padala;Subhash Bhatia: Use of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centers. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2006, 1(1):30.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2271/619en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND:Benzodiazepines are the first-line choice for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. However, several hospitals continue to provide alcoholic beverages through their formulary for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. While there are data on the prevalence of this practice in academic medical centers, there are no data on the availability of alcoholic beverages at the formularies of the hospitals operated by the department of Veteran's Affairs.METHODS:In this study, we surveyed the Pharmacy managers at 112 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) to ascertain the availability of alcohol on the VAMC formularies, and presence or lack of a policy on the use of alcoholic beverages in their VA Medical Center.RESULTS:Of the pharmacy directors contacted, 81 responded. 8 did not allow their use, while 20 allowed their use. There was a lack of a consistent policy across the VA medical centers on availability and use of alcoholic beverages for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.CONCLUSION:There is lack of uniform policy on the availability of alcoholic beverages across the VAMCs, which may create potential problems with difference in the standards of care.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBioMedCentralen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/content/1/1/30en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1747-597X-1-30.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0en_US
dc.titleUse of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1747-597X-1-30en_US
dc.identifier.pmid16907984en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US
dc.date.captured2009-04-27en_US


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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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