Hospital Patients Who Are Alcoholics May Have An Increased Risk Of Dying In The Hospital.

HealthDay (4/8, Preidt) reports that research published online in European Psychiatry suggests that “hospital patients who are alcoholics have an increased risk of dying in the hospital.” The study indicated that “one in five of the patients with alcoholism died while in the hospital, compared with one in 12 patients in” a “control group.” The investigators also “found that, on average, those with alcoholism were likely to be about eight years younger when they died than people without a drinking problem.”

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— “Alcoholics Face Greater Death Risk When Hospitalized,”Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 07, 2015.

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