WHERE WE ARE IN THE EVOLUTION OF RESPONSIBLE BEVERAGE SERVICE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

The current status of research and evaluation studies of "responsible beverage service" is described using Flay's (1986) distinction between efficacy and effectiveness trials. Responsible beverage service (RBS) refers to a set of strategies taken at places where alcohol is served to reduce the likelihood of patron intoxication or to reduce the risk of harm related to intoxication. Whereas early research studies sought to evaluate the potential value of RBS as a prevention intervention, current research is much more interested in understanding factors that influence the effective implementation of RBS programs, usually within a community or state level of application. Studies are summarized showing representative stages in the evolution from efficacy to effectiveness research. Experience and data from a community trial project still in the field are used to illustrate how research questions related to responsible beverage service programs have changed over the past ten years.

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    Brain Information Service

    Brain Research Institute University of California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024-1746
  • Authors:
    • SALTZ, R F
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  • Publication Date: 1994-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00719416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 781
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1996 12:00AM