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.
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Iowa City, IA, USA
Biostatistician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Resident Physician, Department of Family Medicine, Genesis Health Center, Davenport, Iowa, USA