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Training general practitioners in remote Western Australia in a method of screening and brief intervention for harmful alcohol use: A pilot study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Brennan, C., Newton, M., Wood, F., Schug, S. A., Allsop, S. and Browne, A. L.
  • Editors: David Perkins
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21 No. 2
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • ISBN: 1440-1584
  • Country: Australia
High levels of alcohol-related harm are a salient feature of many rural communities in Australia. General practitioners (GPs) are uniquely placed to identify and treat patients with harmful alcohol use in remote settings, yet corresponding opportunities for education in effective brief psychological interventions for harmful alcohol use are limited. This study piloted a training model for alcohol screening and brief intervention for GPs working in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a remote Western Australian community facing significant alcohol-related problems.

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