Problem drinking profiles of patients presenting to general practitioners: analysis of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores for the Auckland area.

@article{PatonSimpson2000ProblemDP,
  title={Problem drinking profiles of patients presenting to general practitioners: analysis of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores for the Auckland area.},
  author={G Paton-Simpson and Isaac M. Daniel Robert McCormick and Anne L. Powell and Peter W Adams and D Bunbury},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={113 1105},
  pages={74-7}
}
AIM To quantify the prevalence and demography of at-risk and problematic drinkers in the population attending a random selection of general practices and to compare this with similar studies. METHOD A study examining the uptake and utilisation of the "DRINKLESS" package to 369 New Zealand general practitioners was conducted during 1995/6. The "DRINKLESS" package was developed with the World Health Organisation collaborative study for brief intervention for at-risk alcohol consumption. The… CONTINUE READING