Alcohol use among primary care patients : comparing and HMO with county clinics and the general population.
A probability sample of all patients seen in the four health maintenance organization (HMO) primary care clinics in one Northern California county (N=314) are compared to patients from all five of the county-operated primary care clinics in the same county (N=394) and to the general population of the county (N=3069) on demographic characteristics, drinking patterns and alcohol-related problems.
The HMO clinic patients were less likely to report frequent, heavy drinking, drunkenness or alcohol-related problems during the last year compared to those in the county clinics sample, and they were also less likely to report heavy and problem drinking compared to those in the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Soin santé primaire, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Hôpital, Echelon local, Santé mentale, Homme, HMO
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Primary health care, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Hospital, Local scope, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0037226
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.