The Antidote

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Preventing motor vehicle injuries in primary care

The US Preventive Services Task Force has just issued its findings on counseling for seat belt use and on drinking and driving in the primary care setting. The Task Force basically identified critical research gaps for both: they concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess whether physicians' counseling of patients on seat belt use or drunk driving adds to existing public health efforts such as legislation.

Such evidence gaps are, unfortunately, common amongst evidence-based primary care recommendations.

Anyone at NIH or CDC want to fund a study?

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