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Specific roles of the obstetrician-gynecologist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14664329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obstetrician-gynecologists can play a major role in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance abuse in women. Maintaining cognizance of abuse potential and consistently using office-screening techniques will identify patients who need assistance. Employing brief interventions at frequent office visits is an effective means of treating many of these patients. Those who do not respond to brief interventions may benefit from referral to an addictionologist. The US Supreme Court recently verified the Fourth Amendment rights of pregnant women by deciding that consent must be obtained to perform drug screening in pregnancy. Obstetrician-gynecologists will need to stay abreast of the changes that occur in their state laws as a result of this decision.
Robert A Welch; Veronique Poulin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-10     Completed Date:  2004-01-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology DePaul Center, Providence Hospital, 16001 West Nine Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Gynecology / methods*
Mass Screening / methods
Obstetrics / methods*
Patient Care / methods
Physician's Role / psychology*
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy

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