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The development and implementation of an enhanced digital alcohol screening algorithm and training package for primary health care settings

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Janie Sheridan, Gillian White, Juma Rahman
Primary health care Burden of disease Alcohol Alcohol harms Health practitioners Older people New Zealand

The aim of this project was to explore whether an improved alcohol screening tool for older adults could be integrated within primary health care settings.

This report describes the development and implementation of this tool, which is designed to help health professionals identify and manage older adults at risk of alcohol-related harm. 

The report details the training provided to health professionals on the use of this enhanced algorithm. Alcohol use by older adults contributes to the burden of disease and injury in New Zealand and should be addressed.

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