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Indications of Ritson for Referral of an Alcoholic for Detoxification (Inpatient or Other Specialized Service)

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Many patients undergoing alcohol detoxification can be managed as outpatients; however, some patients may require inpatient or other specialized care. Ritson listed certain criteria to help identify these patients. The author is a psychiatrist from Edinburgh, Scotland.

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