The use of family medical practices by patients with drinking problems.

@article{Rush1989TheUO,
  title={The use of family medical practices by patients with drinking problems.},
  author={Brian R. Rush},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1989},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
  • Brian R. Rush
  • Published 1989 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
The annual rate of consultation with family physicians was compared between 108 problem drinkers and a matched group of control subjects; the first group contacted physicians about twice as often as the second one, especially because of psychosocial problems and acute injuries. However, this increased rate among the problem drinkers was also due to a higher prevalence of other health-related problems for which they sought care at least once. The results are discussed in terms of the need for… CONTINUE READING