Health promotion in primary care: a survey of U.S. family practitioners.

  title={Health promotion in primary care: a survey of U.S. family practitioners.},
  author={C. Tracy Orleans and Linda Kaufman George and J L Houpt and Ken Brodie},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={14 5},
A national sample of family practice physicians reported on the treatments and referrals they provide for each of three behavioral health risks--cigarette smoking, obesity, and insufficient exercise--and on obstacles to effective office-based health promotion. Most respondents reported regular health education and advice, but infrequent systematic treatment or referral for the substantial proportions of their patients who smoke cigarettes (40%), are obese (40%), or get too little exercise (70… CONTINUE READING


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