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Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care - Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach.

  title={Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care - Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach.},
  author={Chun Wah Michael Tam and Andrew Walter Knight and Siaw-Teng Liaw},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={45 10},
BACKGROUND Risky alcohol drinking is a common problem in adults presenting in Australian general practice. Preventive health guidelines recommend routine delivery of alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) by general practitioners (GPs). However, ASBIs have rarely been implemented successfully in a sustainable manner. OBJECTIVE In this article, we explain the current state of empirical evidence for the effectiveness of ASBI in primary care and describe a pragmatic interpretation of… 

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