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Substance abuse and dependence in physicians: detection and treatment

Patrick Asubonteng Rivers (UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA)
Sejong Bae (Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 October 1998

Abstract

Substance abuse continues to increase and permeate all sectors of US society including the medical profession. This article details the importance of testing everyone associated with health care organizations, including physicians, as a means of protecting patient welfare, increasing quality of care, and reducing negligence lawsuits, as well as providing treatment and recovery opportunities for those with addictions.

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Asubonteng Rivers, P. and Bae, S. (1998), "Substance abuse and dependence in physicians: detection and treatment", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 24 No. 5, pp. 183-187. https://doi.org/10.1108/09552069810222801

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