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The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a stepped care intervention for alcohol use disorders in primary care: a pilot study

Drummond, Colin, Coulton, Simon, James, Darren, Godfrey, Christine, Parrott, Steve (2009) The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a stepped care intervention for alcohol use disorders in primary care: a pilot study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195 (5). pp. 448-456. ISSN 0007-1250. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.108.056697)

Abstract

Background

To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of opportunistic screening and a stepped care intervention in primary care.

Method

Both groups reduced alcohol consumption 6 months after randomisation with a greater, although not significant, improvement for the stepped care intervention. Motivation to change was greater following the stepped care intervention. The stepped care intervention resulted in greater cost savings compared with the minimal intervention.

Conclusions

Stepped care was feasible to implement in the primary care setting and resulted in greater cost savings compared with minimal intervention.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1192/bjp.bp.108.056697
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcoholism and intemperance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 11:03 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24382 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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