Alcohol-related illness in the hospital

Alcohol-related illness is a major problem in Scotland. Currently, its treatment in hospital is under-resourced, and patients are scattered around different departments. This review examines how Scotland’s health service can be adapted and redesigned to improve care for patients with alcohol-related illnesses and minimise the disruption they cause in hospitals.

Keywords Alcohol, liaison psychiatry, redesign, resources, Scotland

Declaration of Interests No conflict of interests declared.