General practitioners recognizing alcohol dependence: a large cross-sectional study in 6 European countries.

@article{Rehm2015GeneralPR,
  title={General practitioners recognizing alcohol dependence: a large cross-sectional study in 6 European countries.},
  author={Juergen Rehm and Allaman Allamani and Roberto Della Vedova and Zsuzsanna Elekes and Andrzej Jakubczyk and Inga Landsmane and Jakob Manthey and Jos{\'e} Moreno-Espa{\~n}a and Lars Pieper and Charlotte Probst and Sigita Snikere and Pierluigi Struzzo and Fabio Voller and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Antoni Gual and Marcin Wojnar},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={28-32}
}
PURPOSE Although alcohol dependence causes marked mortality and disease burden in Europe, the treatment rate is low. Primary care could play a key role in reducing alcohol-attributable harm by screening, brief interventions, and initiating or referral to treatment. This study investigates identification of alcohol dependence in European primary care settings. METHODS Assessments from 13,003 general practitioners, and 9,098 interviews (8,476 joint number of interviewed patients with a… CONTINUE READING