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Table 2 Numbers of patients receiving screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment by type of condition

From: Implementing SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in primary care: lessons learned from a multi-practice evaluation portfolio

  Eligible for screening Pre-screens completed Positive pre-screens Full screens completed Positive full screens Brief interventionsa Referrals to treatmentb
Alcohol Abuse 22,360 12,697 2864 7361 1840 1009 (54.8%) 209 (20.7%)
Drug Abuse 16,419 5581 392 7303 1335 442 (33.1%) 172 (38.9%)
Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse 9087 1868 421 794 55 91 (165.5%) 25 (27.5%)
Depression 23,861 14,062 3659 3706 2294 1050 (45.8%) 693 (66%)
Anxiety 2303 2186 537 74 10 8 (80%) 7 (87.5%)
Child Safety 1190 n/a n/a 1057 251 193 (76.9%) 38 (19.7%)
Tobacco 1350 n/a n/a 1340 418 315 (75.4%) 158 (50.2%)
  1. aPercentage of positive full screens. Some practice sites administered a brief intervention regardless of the full screen score
  2. bPercentage of brief interventions. Some practices bypassed brief interventions and referred some patients directly to treatment
  3. n/a Not applicable as there were no pre-screening tools available