The Paddington Alcohol Test: a short report

Alcohol Alcohol. 2004 May-Jun;39(3):266-8. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agh049.


The Paddington Alcohol Test, designed to screen for alcohol related problems amongst those attending Accident and Emergency Departments, is presented in a slightly modified form. It concords fairly well with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), but can be administered in about one fifth of the time taken to administer AUDIT. Its scoring of units is rapid and specific to the UK. PAT is recommended for use in UK Accident and Emergency Departments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / diagnosis*
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology*
  • Beverages / standards
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / standards
  • Ethanol / standards
  • Humans
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*


  • Ethanol