Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among hospital outpatients in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Pengpid2013ScreeningAB,
  title={Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among hospital outpatients in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer and Linda Skaal and Hendry Van der Heever},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND High prevalence rates of hazardous and harmful alcohol use have been found in a hospital outpatient setting in South Africa. Hospital settings are a particularly valuable point of contact for the delivery of brief interventions because of the large access to patient populations each year. With this in mind, the primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to provide screening for alcohol misuse and to test the effectiveness of brief interventions in reducing alcohol intake… CONTINUE READING

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