Problem gamblers in primary care: Can GPs do more?

Abstract

Healthcare professionals' low awareness of problem gambling is linked to their limited knowledge regarding how to identify and assist patients experiencing gambling-related harm. It is likely that even where primary health practitioners do identify the existence of gambling-related harm, they regard this as a personal or ‘social’ problem, rather than a health issue, meaning that the needs of relevant individuals are largely unaddressed. Argues the case for why and how GPs should do more to address problem gambling.

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