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Continuing Education Quiz

July 1, 2010
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 10 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

More patients or more competition?

1. The new American Board of Addiction Medicine has certified nearly this number of physicians as specialists in addiction medicine.

a. 500

b. 1,500

c. 3,000

2. Laws allowing insurers to deny payment for care of persons injured as a result of being under the influence resulted in this percentage of trauma surgeons screening patients for blood alcohol content.

a. 20%

b. 50%

c. 70%

3. Since a 2001 recommendation that the insurance laws allowing payment denials be repealed, this number of states repealed such laws.

a. 7

b. 11

c. 14

4. The largest study conducted on screening and brief intervention found that this percentage of patients screened in general medical settings had some type of alcohol or drug problem.

a. 7.5%

b. 16.3%

c. 22.7%

5. The same study found that this percentage of screened patients met the definition for an addiction.

a. 3.7%

b. 7.2%

c. 10.5%

6. About this often, alcohol or drugs play a major role in the event leading to a patient visit to a trauma center.

a. One-quarter of the time

b. One-third of the time

c. Half the time

7. One study found that a year after an intervention took place in the trauma setting, patients had reduced their alcohol consumption by an average of this number of drinks per week.

a. 11

b. 22

c. 33

8. One study found that every dollar spent on screening and intervention produced this amount in savings.

a. $2.10

b. $3.81

c. $5.12

9. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma began to require Level 1 trauma centers to conduct screenings on seriously injured patients in this year.

a. 2007

b. 2008

c. 2009

10. The author believes that widespread use of screening and brief intervention in general medical care will have this effect on referrals to specialty treatment.

a. More referrals

b. Fewer referrals

c. No effect

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