ED patients who are able to drink juice will be approached and asked their beverage
Once per week for 26 weeks, patients will be enrolled during a randomly selected 1-hour
block. The random blocks will be assigned using STATA. During these enrollment periods, all
current ED patients will be screened by the treating physicians and research associates,
excluding patients in the "Special Care" unit, where most patients are intoxicated with
Eligibility for oral consumption of water and juice will be determined by treating
physicians. Patients who are deemed eligible to drink water or juice will be approached and
asked their beverage preferences. Their response will be recorded, and the beverage will be
procured for them.
- All Emergency Department patients, of any age, who are cleared by their treating
physician to drink juice, and are able to communicate a juice preference. Patients
are only enrolled during randomly selected 1-hour blocks once per week for 26 weeks.
- Previously enrolled in the study
- Patients who are placed in the "special care" unit of the Emergency Department, which
generally cares for intoxicated patients.