Alcoholism among hospital employees.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An employee alcoholism service for hospital workers is described. Sixty-eight alcoholic workers identified over a 3 1/2 year period are assessed for current status as to activity in the service, work status, and drinking status by a chart review. The principle route of referral was via the employee health service (EHS) and a medical problem (63%) versus a supervisor or self-referral. Fifty-three percent of the workers are active in the service, 31% have had no contact, 12% are terminated from the job, and 4% are deceased. Of the active cases, 75% are abstinent. Active status in the service is highly associated with a supervisor or self-referral rather than an EHS referral. Self- and supervisor referrals to the service increased substantially after the initiation of an employee assistance program in the hospital.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jackson, GW

Published Date

  • 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 533 - 540

PubMed ID

  • 7348109

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-2990

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/00952998109016934


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England