Mortality and illness in Male alcoholics: An 8-year follow-up

Alisdair Mackenzie, Richard Allen, Frank R. Funderburk

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Abstract

An 8-year follow-up was conducted on a group of male alcoholics. Their mortality and illness records were examined. The number of observed deaths is 4.7 times that expected. The excess deaths appear to be due to causes frequently associated with alcoholism. Patient characteristics predictive of mortality are presented. Inpatient stays in general hospitals, for reasons other than alcoholism, totaled almost four times the duration expected. The relationships between drinking patterns and hospitalizations are studied. Clinical tests, which show improvement in response to abstinence, are suggested as positive reinforcers for patients in alcoholism treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-882
Number of pages18
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Mortality and illness in Male alcoholics : An 8-year follow-up. / Mackenzie, Alisdair; Allen, Richard; Funderburk, Frank R.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 21, No. 8, 1986, p. 865-882.

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Mackenzie, Alisdair ; Allen, Richard ; Funderburk, Frank R. / Mortality and illness in Male alcoholics : An 8-year follow-up. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 1986 ; Vol. 21, No. 8. pp. 865-882.
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