Anders Beich

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of programmes of screening in general practice for excessive alcohol use and providing brief interventions. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials that used screening as a precursor to brief intervention. SETTING General practice. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number needed to treat,(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the suitability of a screening based intervention for excessive alcohol use by describing the experiences of general practitioners who tried such an intervention in their everyday practice. DESIGN Qualitative interviews with general practitioners who had participated in a pragmatic study of a combined programme of screening and a(More)
Objective To determine the effectiveness of programmes of screening in general practice for excessive alcohol use and providing brief interventions. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials that used screening as a precursor to brief intervention. Setting General practice. Main outcome measures Number needed to treat,(More)
AIMS Recommendations for routine alcohol screening and brief counselling intervention in primary health care rest on results from intervention efficacy studies. By conducting a pragmatic controlled trial (PCT), we aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the WHO recommendations for screening and brief intervention (SBI) in general practice. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND GPs are in a key position to screen the population for problem drinking. However, so far this has not been extensively undertaken in general practice. Thus, studies relating to encouraging the undertaking in general practice of screening and initiating a brief intervention for problem drinking are needed. OBJECTIVES We aimed to compare three(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated to which degree a sample of 143 general practitioners in the County of Copenhagen would screen their patients for problem drinking by using The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Furthermore, among users of AUDIT, we aimed to describe the doctors' perception of using it. METHODS Eighty-one out of the 143(More)