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  • Title: The Impact of Alcohol Use Policies on the Emergency Department Census during College Football Games
  • Author(s): Hans House, Greg Pelc, Kari Harland, Jasmin Morrison
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Sport and Society
  • Keywords: Alcohol, Football
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2014
  • ISSN: 2152-7857 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2152-7865 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2152-7857/CGP/v04i03/53979
  • Citation: House, Hans, Greg Pelc, Kari Harland, and Jasmin Morrison. 2014. "The Impact of Alcohol Use Policies on the Emergency Department Census during College Football Games." The International Journal of Sport and Society 4 (3): 1-10. doi:10.18848/2152-7857/CGP/v04i03/53979.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

Due to the public health concern over excessive alcohol use and the preponderance of drinking on college football game days, the authors’ university and city implemented multiple strategies to reduce unsafe drinking practices. Efforts included limiting tailgating hours, strictly enforcing open container laws, and setting up driver checkpoints. This study compares alcohol-related emergency department (ED) visits on football game days pre- and post-policy implementation. The hypothesis predicts a reduction in alcohol-related ED visits.