The effect of an inpatient chemical dependency rotation on residents' clinical behavior.


The effect of a rotation in a chemical dependency unit on subsequent resident diagnoses in the family practice clinic was investigated by clinic audit. A significant increase in diagnoses of alcoholism (56 vs. 18, P less than .05) and chemical dependency (114 vs. 49, P less than .001) was found in the year following initiation of the rotation. An inpatient… (More)