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Comment & Response
October 1, 2014

Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
  • 2Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington
JAMA. 2014;312(13):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10167

In Reply We agree with Dr Beresford that patient-centered care with shared decision making is not a new concept in medicine. However, patient-centered care is not currently the routine approach to management of alcohol use disorders in medical settings. Instead, referral to specialty treatment is often recommended for patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorders.1

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