The report examines the pattern of alcohol and other drug related harms associated with major public holidays and social events in metropolitan Melbourne for the nine year period 2001-09. Categories and dates of these events were derived from Victorian State Government calendars (public holidays) and online databases (social events). The report describes the general, gender and age pattern of harm for:
- alcohol intoxication (ambulance attendances,emergency department presentations & hospital admissions)
- assaults (police recorded assaults and family incidents, emergency department presentations & hospital admissions) and;
- motor vehicle accidents (serious road incidents & hospital admissions).
Data were derived from the Ambo Project dataset (which includes all drug and alcohol-related ambulance attendances), VicRoads serious road incident data (detailing motor vehicle accidents), the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (detailing hospital emergency presentations),the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (that includes all hospital separations) and the Victoria Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database (that includes all police recorded offences). Further Info
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