Evelyn P. Whitlock, MD, MPH; Michael R. Polen, MA; Carla A. Green, PhD, MPH; Tracy Orleans, PhD; Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH
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Acknowledgments: Shannon Sanner, MPH, contributed invaluable assistance in the conduct of this review and preparation of its results. Al Berg, MD, MPH, and Al Siu, MD, MSPH, provided critical oversight and assistance for the USPSTF. David Atkins, MD, MPH, and Eve Shapiro, Managing Editor of the USPSTF, provided insightful editorial assistance. Elizabeth Haney, MD; Jae Douglas, PhD; and Nancy Perrin, PhD, provided outcome summary and statistical assistance, and Martha Swain provided editorial support.
Grant Support: This study was conducted by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland (contract 290-97-0018, task order no. 2).
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.
Requests for Single Reprints: Evelyn P. Whitlock, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227-1110.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Whitlock and Mr. Polen: Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227-1110.
Dr. Green: Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, CB669, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3098.
Dr. Orleans: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Route 1 and College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08543.
Dr. Klein: Department of Adolescent Medicine, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 690, Rochester, NY 14642.
Whitlock EP, Polen MR, Green CA, Orleans T, Klein J. Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care To Reduce Risky/Harmful Alcohol Use by Adults: A Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:557-568. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-7-200404060-00017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(7):557-568.
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