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A 3-Year Retrospective Study of the Impact of Integrating an Addiction Liaison Team into an Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Programme.

Alcohol and Alcoholism 2023 Februrary 10
BACKGROUND: The number of inpatients with alcohol and other substance-related problems (ASRP) in the general hospital population at any time is vast. To meet the needs of those patients, most hospitals have an Addiction Liaison Team (ALT) that diagnoses and initiates the treatment of the addictive disorder. In our hospital, this team is part of a more extensive and intensive Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Programme that facilitates the continuity of care.

AIM: the main goal of this study is to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our inpatient ALT.

METHODOLOGY: we carried out an observational cohort study of patients with ASRP admitted to the hospital from 2015 to 2017. We evaluated the performance and effectiveness of our ALT: referrals to the programme, inpatients mortality, readmissions to hospital, hospital length of stay (LOS) and medical or surgical treatment adherence.

RESULTS: out of 133,181 admissions, 17,387 (13.14%) were positive for ASRP, and 615 (3.54%) were referred to the ALT. Referred patients had less in-hospital mortality, shorter LOS and lower risk of readmissions during the first year of follow-up. Subjects treated in the programme had better therapeutic adherence.

CONCLUSIONS: integrating the ALT into an outpatient programme facilitates an earlier detection and initiation of treatment during the hospital stay and the continuity of care. Alcohol misuse conditions affect the patient's prognosis and health outcomes, so appropriate care is needed. Inclusion in the programme was associated with less risk of hospital mortality, fewer readmissions and a lower LOS.

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