Alcoholism in Physicians

ROBERT G. NIVEN, RICHARD D. HURT, ROBERT M. MORSE, WENDELL M. SWENSON

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Abstract

The Self-Administered Alcoholism Screening Test was completed by physicians attending an annual continuing medical education meeting. Of the responding physicians, 12% were identified as abstainers, 81% were classified as not alcohol-dependent drinkers, 5% were classified as possibly alcoholic, and 2% were classified as probably alcoholic. These results were similar to those obtained in a nonphysician general medical patient population previously given the same questionnaire. The data show that the prevalence of alcoholism among a group of physicians is not substantially different from that in a general medical population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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