Injuries and alcohol management plans in remote Indigenous communities: a two-community comparison

West, Caryn, Muller, Reinhold, and Clough, Alan R. (2017) Injuries and alcohol management plans in remote Indigenous communities: a two-community comparison. Injury Prevention. pp. 1-4. (In Press)

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Abstract

To curb high rates of alcohol-related violence and injury in Indigenous communities, alcohol management plans (AMPs) were implemented in 2002–2003 and tightened in 2008. This project compares injury presentations and alcohol involvement from two Indigenous Cape York communities, one that entered full prohibition and one that did not. Aclinical file audit was performed for the period 2006–2011, capturing changes in alcohol availability. Medical files were searched for injury presentation documenting type of injury, cause of injury (including alcohol), date of injury and outcomes of all presenting injuries for the time period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2011, capturing the major changes of the 2008 AMP restrictions. Findings indicated injury presentation rates were higher in both communities before prohibition than afterwards andreduction was more pronounced in community 2 (prohibition). Ongoing research is imperative, as this area is characterised by a near-absence of evidence.

Item ID: 50113
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1475-5785
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC grant #1070931, NHMRC APP1046773
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 04:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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