Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse– Alcohol misuse is a prevalent disorder affecting all age groups from adolescents to older adults. Misuse may be characterized by risky and hazardous drinking as well as heavy drinking episodes. More than 85,000 deaths per year are attributed to alcohol misuse in the United States. Identified misuse is often treated by behavioral counseling involving multiple interventions and patient education.
Describe screening instruments and their relative sensitivity and specificity among various populations.
Compare the health system influences that promote or hinder effective screening and interventions.
Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in improving utilization, behavioral, clinical and social outcomes, including long term outcomes.
Apply the findings of the systematic review to improving outcomes for patients of all ages screened for alcohol misuse.
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