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Screening for alcohol and drug use in pregnancy

This study investigated the accuracy and ease of use of screening for alcohol and other drugs at a antenatal service in a Queensland hospital. It was reported only 15% of surveyed women were uncomfortable about being screened for substance use in pregnancy, however there was poor staff compliance in carrying out screening. During the study period, 25% of clients were either not screened adequately or not at all.

Authors: Charlotte A Seib, Mark Daglish, Renee Heath, Catriona Booker, Carol Reid, Jennifer Fraser

Date: December 2012

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