Alcohol Use Disorders (56) How to identify people with AUD (3) The CAGE Assessment (2)

15 February, 2024

I used CAGE in my practice for over 40 years and found it to be extremely helpful, and it can be administered in a very short period of time. Of course, it worked best if I had some positive rapport with the patient.

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HIFA profile: Dan Mayer is a retired Professor of Emergency Medicine who was previously at the Albany Medical College. He has taught Evidence Based Health Care from 1993 to 2014 and has a special interest in education of all types of medical personnel and the lay public in a critical thinking approach to evidence (particularly in health care). It seems that access to good accurate health information is a major problem around the world. A big part of this is the dissemination of that information and its ability to be understood by practitioners all over the world. Education in the basic concept underlying Evidence-Based Medicine ought to be part of a worldwide medical curriculum. opidanmayer AT