volume 7, issue 2, P168-168 2001
DOI: 10.1136/ip.7.2.168
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Abstract: A new study has examined the likelihood of injury among people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Medical claims data from a longitudinal database of 1.5 million people were examined, and claims for anyone with a primary or secondary diagnosis related to alcohol or drugs in a three year period were analyzed. All substance abusers had an elevated risk of injury, with the largest risk (58%) among those who abuse both alcohol and other drugs. These people were twice as likely as controls to sustain at l…

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