General practice patients treated for substance use problems: a cross-national observational study in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)
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Abstract:

BACKGROUND: General Practitioners (GPs) are well placed to care for patients with (chronic) substance use problems. This pilot was carried out to study the feasibility and usefulness of a continuous surveillance of substance use problems among general practice patients. The objectives were (i) to describe variables with missing values exceeding 1% and whether patients were reported without substance-related problems; (ii) the profile and the magnitude of the patient population that is treated for substance use problems. METHODS: Observational study by the Belgian Network of Sentinel Gene…

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