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Table 2 Good practice alcohol management by country

From: The role of alcohol in the management of hypertension in patients in European primary health care practices – a survey in the largest European Union countries

  France N = 512 Germany N = 191 Italy N = 360 Spain N = 897 UK N = 508 Total N = 2468
Indicator A:       
Proportion of GPs screening at least 7 out of 10 hypertensive patients for alcohol % (CI) 5.9 (4.1–8.3) 26.7 (20.9–33.4) 36.1 (31.3–41.2) 45.8 (42.6–49.1) 42.5 (38.3–46.9) 34.0 (32.1–35.8)
Indicator B:       
Proportion of GPs with sufficient screening (as A) and self-management of alcohol problems in patients with hazardous drinking levels % (CI) 4.5 (3.0–6.7) 18.8 (13.9–25.0) 26.1 (21.8–30.9) 35.0 (32.0–38.2) 15.7 (12.8–19.2) 22.2 (20.6–23.8)
Indicator C:       
Proportion of GPs with sufficient screening (as A) and self-management of alcohol problems in patients with alcohol dependence a % (CI) 2.0 (1.0–3.6) 14.1 (9.9–19.8) 3.6 (2.1–6.1) 13.2 (11.1–15.5) 4.7 (3.2–7.0) 7.8 (6.8–8.9)
  1. Notes. GP General Practitioner
  2. aTreatment of alcohol problems only via brief intervention or advice did not qualify as indicator for sufficient alcohol management