Friday, November 23, 2012

Being drunk might actually help you survive an accident

I wish I had a Demetri Martin graph to demonstrate the relationship between BAC and survival, but a study by Lee Friedman shows that the higher the BAC from trauma center patients, the higher the survival rate when compared to sober patients with the same injuries. He analyzed nearly 200,000 cases from various Illinois trauma centers from 1995-2009, with BACs ranging from 0-0.5 %. Aside from burn injuries, Friedman found that all other injuries' mortality rates dropped as intoxication rose; some injuries saw a greater effect than others. There is indeed a correlation present, but is it causation? More here, from Neatorama.

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