Physician recognition of active drug use in HIV-infected patients is lower than validity of patient's self-reported drug use.

@article{Messiah2001PhysicianRO,
  title={Physician recognition of active drug use in HIV-infected patients is lower than validity of patient's self-reported drug use.},
  author={Antoine Cosme David Messiah and Anderson Dieudonn{\'e} Loundou and V Maslin and Bruno Lacarelle and Jean Paul Moatti},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={103-12}
}
A French survey of 325 HIV-infected subjects with a history of injecting drugs allowed us to study the recognition of patients' injection drug use (IDU) by physicians providing HIV-infection care, and to analyze the correlation between patient demographics and incorrect IDU identification. Kappa for concordance of physician's reports of their patient's IDU with patient's declaration was 0.37; concordance was lower among socially vulnerable patients. This contrasted with a nested study of… CONTINUE READING