All-day drinking has trebled A&E Visits19th July 2007
The number of people attending A&E during the night with alcohol-related problems has trebled since the introduciton of 24 hour drinking laws. A study compared the number of A&E visits at St Thomas' Hospital in north London before and after the laws were introduced in November 2005. The authors said their findings are likely to represent the same picture at other inner city hospitals across the UK and warned of the possiblity of "very sustantial" numbers of additional patients over a longer time period.
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