Pathways to care for alcohol use disorders.

  title={Pathways to care for alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Martin Commander and Sandra Odell and Karen Jaynes Williams and Sashi P Sashidharan and Paul G. Surtees},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  volume={21 1},
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine access to care for people with alcohol use disorders. METHOD An alcohol screening questionnaire was completed by 444 respondents in a community survey. During a designated week, 1009 patients presenting in primary care were assessed by their doctor and 773 of these completed the same questionnaire. Over a six month period 223 people with alcohol use disorders were identified using specialist addiction and psychiatric services, of whom 58… CONTINUE READING