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Trauma Doctors Bring Attention to Crash Victims' Drinking

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  • A new study shows that 60% of patients admitted to the hospital because of a drinking-related motor vehicle crash realize that alcohol was partially or totally responsible.
  • Researchers say that this is a teachable moment for physicians to counsel patients on their drinking habits.
  • In people under the age of 34, unintentional injury is the No. 1 cause of deaths, mostly due to motor vehicle crashes.

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