Asking patients about their drinking. A national survey among primary health care physicians and nurses in Sweden.

@article{Holmqvist2008AskingPA,
  title={Asking patients about their drinking. A national survey among primary health care physicians and nurses in Sweden.},
  author={Marika Holmqvist and Preben Bendtsen and Fredrik Spak and Anders Rommelsj{\"o} and Magnus Geirsson and P. E. S. Nilsen},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={301-14}
}
AIMS To investigate the extent to which Swedish primary health care (PHC) general practitioners (GPs) and nurses discuss alcohol issues with their patients, their reasons for and against addressing alcohol issues, their perceived importance of these issues, and factors that could facilitate increased alcohol intervention activity among the PHC professionals. METHODS All Swedish GPs and nurses who have the authority to issue prescriptions were surveyed with a postal questionnaire. The… CONTINUE READING

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