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The general practitioner and the alcoholic

Bligh, John and Moyle, P. M. 1985. The general practitioner and the alcoholic. British Journal of General Practice 35 (275) , p. 301.

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In July 1983 Edwards and colleagues reported the preliminary findings of a follow-up study of 100 patients diagnosed as having alcoholism when they attended the Maudsley Hospital between March 1968 and November 1970.1 Sixty-eight patients were interviewed, 54 (79 per cent) rated general practitioner intervention in their long term care as in 'no way helpful 13 (19 per cent) saw such intervention as 'moderately helpful' and one saw such assistance as 'very helpful'. These figures appeared contrary to our experience, so as part of a larger postal survey of patients treated for alcohol dependence in the Mersey Regional Drug and Alcohol Dependence Unit, in the period commencing 1 January 1978, we included questions about the help patients received from their general practitioners in the time since discharge from hospital.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
ISSN: 0960-1643
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:25

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