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Will emergency and surgical patients participate in and complete alcohol interventions? Will emergency and surgical patients participate in and complete alcohol interventions?

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Date added: 07/10/2012
Date modified: 07/10/2012
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Authors: Pedersen B, Oppedal K, Egund L, Tønnesen H.

In the everyday surgical life, staff may experience that patients with Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) seem reluctant to participate in alcohol intervention programs. The objective was therefore to assess acceptance of screening and intervention as well as adherence to the intervention program among emergency department (ED) and surgical patients with AUDs.

WHO Statement of Concern WHO Statement of Concern

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Date added: 02/18/2013
Date modified: 02/19/2013
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Full title: Statement of Concern - The international public health community responds to the global alcohol producers' attempts to implement the WHO global strategy on the harmful use of alcohol

On October 8th 2012, thirteen of world’s largest alcohol producers issued a set of commitments to reduce the harmful use of alcohol worldwide, ostensibly in support of the World Health Organization’s 2010 Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), as an independent coalition of public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives, was submitted this public Statement of Concern to the WHO Secretariat in response to the activities of the global alcohol producers. Discussions on industry involvement at the AMPHORA project final conference have contributed to this document.

When financial incentives do more good than harm: a checklist When financial incentives do more good than harm: a checklist

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Date added: 08/24/2012
Date modified: 04/02/2013
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Authors: Paul P Glasziou, Heather Buchan , Chris Del Mar, Jenny Doust, Mark Harris, Rosemary Knight, Anthony Scott, Ian A Scott, Alexis Stockwell

Financial incentives can sometimes improve the quality of clinical practice, but they may also be an expensive distraction. This BMJ article presents a checklist, based on a review of the positive and negative effects of financial incentives, to aid those making the difficult and costly decision of whether and how to use a financial incentive and to help prevent their premature or inappropriate implementation.

Vital Signs: Communication Between Health Professionals and Their Patients About Alcohol Use Vital Signs: Communication Between Health Professionals and Their Patients About Alcohol Use

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Date added: 01/20/2014
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Vital Signs: Communication Between Health Professionals and Their Patients About Alcohol Use — 44 States and the District of Columbia, 2011

Authors: Lela R. McKnight-Eily, Yong Liu, Robert D. Brewer, Dafna Kanny, Hua Lu, Clark H. Denny, Lina Balluz, Janet Collins

CDC analysed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) about patient-reported communication with a health professional about alcohol.

Vested interests in addiction research and policy (...) Vested interests in addiction research and policy (...)

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Date added: 06/03/2013
Date modified: 06/03/2013
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Full title: Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Why do we not see the corporate interests of the alcohol industry as clearly as we see those of the tobacco industry?

Author: Sally Casswell

The aim of this publication is to compare the current status of global alcohol corporations with tobacco in terms of their role in global governance and to document the process by which this difference has been achieved and the consequences for alcohol control policy.