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Verbessertes Hypertonie-Management durch Alkohol-Screening und Folgeinterventionen in der Hausarztpraxis [Improvement of management of hypertension by implementation of alcohol screening and subsequent interventions in primary practice].
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
Hypertension and alcohol use are both part of the five most important risk factors for burden of disease in Western Europe, mainly because of their impact on non-communicable diseases (NCD). Both risk factors are prevalent with high overlap among patients in primary care. Implementation of a screening for alcohol among patients of hypertension in primary care followed by brief intervention for problem alcohol use or formal treatment for people with alcohol dependence could constitute an important step to reach the goals of the Global WHO Action Plan for Prevention and Control of NCD. In addition, such an intervention could improve the management of hypertension. In a working group of experts from clinical practice and research the rationale and potential barriers for this intervention were discussed and steps for implementation in primary care were developed.
Alcohol Drinking/adverse effects, Alcoholism/diagnosis, Alcoholism/rehabilitation, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hypertension/etiology, Hypertension/prevention & control, Mass Screening, Primary Health Care, Risk Factors
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