Sub-1 Alcohol Use Screening

Hospitalized patients 18 years of age and older who are screened within the first day of admission using a validated screening questionnaire for unhealthy alcohol use.

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2018

Measure Info

NQF 1661 CMS SUB-1 NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
The Joint Commission
Clinical Topic Area
Prevention and Wellness
Substance Use

Care Setting
Data Source
Electronic Health Records
Paper Medical Records

ACP supports NQF measure #1661: “Sub-1 Alcohol Use Screening” because it is appropriately specified to assess performance at the facility-level of analysis, it is easy to implement a validated screening questionnaire; several members of the clinical support staff are capable of administering the screening test, and implementation can inform the care of patients who are at risk of alcohol withdrawal during hospitalization.