Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

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Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What is alcohol misuse?
  • How effective are screening and counseling for alcohol misuse in the primary care setting?
  • What are effective screening and counseling interventions?
  • How can clinicians deliver effective interventions in the primary care setting?
  • What are the harms of screening and counseling?
  • For more information

Developer:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: June 2004
Last Updated: 02/12/14

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