Outpatient management of patients with alcohol problems. Academic Article Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Alcohol Deterrents
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Counseling
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inactivation, Metabolic
  • Middle Aged
  • Physician's Role
  • Physicians, Family
  • Recurrence
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

MeSH Major

  • Alcoholism

abstract

  • This paper addresses the clinical presentation of patients with alcohol problems including screening, diagnosis, detoxification, treatment, referral, and longitudinal follow-up. The case-based discussion focuses on the clinical management of a patient whose hazardous drinking progresses to alcohol dependence and requires coordinated care. Ways in which internists can aid patients with alcohol problems by screening, giving brief advice, and providing appropriate referrals when indicated are discussed.

publication date

  • November 21, 2000

has subject area

  • Alcohol Deterrents
  • Alcoholism
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Counseling
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inactivation, Metabolic
  • Middle Aged
  • Physician's Role
  • Physicians, Family
  • Recurrence
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11085845

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 815

end page

  • 827

volume

  • 133

number

  • 10