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Alcohol Aware Practice Service Initiative April 2005 - March 2006: final report - August 2006

Author: Anderson, R.; Collins, C.; Dalton, Y.; Doran, G. and Boland, M.;ICGP;HSE

Publication Year: 2006


Executive Summary
1. Background and Introduction
1.1 Participants
1.2 Timetable
2. Aims and Goals
3. Methods
3.1 Materials
3.2 Training
3.3 Practice Visits/Support
3.4 Exclusion Criteria and Comments
3.5 Methods of Intervention/Screening Targets
4. Results
4.1 Results from Practice Screenings and Follow-up
4.2 Analysis of Counsellor Statistics and Commentary
4.3 Summary and Further Comments
5. Evaluation
5.1 Analysis of Evaluation Forms
5.2 Costings
6. Recommendations
7. Conclusions
8. Thanks
9. Appendices
10. References


The report of the College's Alcohol Aware Practice Service Initiative in nine GP practices has shown positive benefits from interventions used to treat patients with alcohol problems. A total of 4,584 patients were screened in the project which covered practices in the year-long HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster and HSE North East regions.

Format Download
Keywords alcohol abuse, interventions, general practice
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification alcohol abuse
Pages 57
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
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