Could an advance practice nurse improve detection of alcohol misuse in the emergency department?

@article{OBrien2012CouldAA,
  title={Could an advance practice nurse improve detection of alcohol misuse in the emergency department?},
  author={Anthony John O'Brien and Louise Leonard and Daryle E. A. Deering},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={340-8}
}
Alcohol misuse is a prevalent problem in New Zealand society, and one that exacts a considerable cost in terms of health, social cohesion, and economic productivity. Despite the burden of alcohol misuse, screening, brief assessment, and interventions for alcohol problems are frequently poorly performed within general health services. In this paper we explore the response to alcohol problems in a New Zealand emergency department and discuss difficulties encountered in improving rates of… CONTINUE READING

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