Screening for alcohol problems in primary care: a systematic review.

@article{Fiellin2000ScreeningFA,
  title={Screening for alcohol problems in primary care: a systematic review.},
  author={David A Fiellin and Manney Carrington Reid and Patrick G O'connor},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 13},
  pages={1977-89}
}
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians can play a unique role in recognizing and treating patients with alcohol problems. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of screening methods for alcohol problems in primary care. METHODS We performed a search of MEDLINE for years 1966 through 1998. We included studies that were in English, were performed in primary care, and reported the performance characteristics of screening methods for alcohol problems against a criterion standard. Two reviewers… CONTINUE READING
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