Older adult patient-doctor communication regarding alcohol use: a qualitative study
Problematic drinking is a significant issue within the older adult (65+) population. Although proper assessment and diagnosis is crucial in addressing problem drinking in this population, research suggests that physicians are not adequately discussing alcohol use with their older adult patients. In the midst of the accumulated knowledge on older adult patient-doctor communication, a sizeable gap exists regarding communication older adults report to their primary care physician regarding alcohol use. Using qualitative methods, the purpose of the present study was to understand the communication ...
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