volume 295, issue 6590, P96-96 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6590.96
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M Armitage, T Wilkin, K Dewbury

Abstract: detection. This study showed that questioning patients about their drinking habits was not perceived by doctors as a priority. Many patients who drink to excess therefore remain unidentified and a major reducible cause of disease and death is ignored.We thank the staff of York District Hospital for their cooperation in this work. The study was supported by a grant from the Health Promotion Research Trust; the opinions expressed are ours, not those of the trustees.