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The role of alcohol in the management of hypertension in patients in European primary health care practices – a survey in the largest European Union countries

BMC Family PracticeBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:130

Received: 9 March 2016

Accepted: 1 September 2016

Published: 8 September 2016

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8 Sep 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12875-016-0529-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Faculty of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy & Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies (CELOS), Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
WHO Collaborating Center for Mental Health and Addiction, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Primary Health Care Center La Eria Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Primary Care Spanish Society SEMERGEN, Madrid, Spain
Bavarian GP association (BHÄV), Munich, Germany
Société Française de Médecine Générale, Issy les Moulineaux, France
DUMG SMBH Université Paris 13, Bobigny, France
CMS Cornet, Pantin, France
Italian College of General Practitioners, Florence, Italy
Centre for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, Hamburg University, Universitätsklinik Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Primary Health Care Center Ibiza, Servicio Madrileño de Salud, Madrid, Spain
Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (semFYC), Madrid, Spain
Departamento Medicina Interna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Université Paris-Saclay, Univ. Paris-Sud, UVSQ, CESP, INSERM, Villejuif, France
APHP, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, Villejuif, France
Copentown Healthcare Consultants, Cape Town, South Africa
General Practitioner, Bradford, UK
Royal College of General Practitioners, London, UK
IFT Institut für Therapieforschung, Munich, Germany
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
WHO Collaborating Center for Health Promotion and Research on Alcohol and Alcohol-related Health Problems, Rome, Italy
Population Health Unit, National Observatory on Alcohol, CNESPS, Rome, Italy
Società Italiana di Alcologia (SIA), Italian Society of Alcohology, Bologna, Italy
Addictions Unit, Psychiatry Department, Neurosciences Institute, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain
Red de Trastornos Adictivos (RTA - RETICS), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain
Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany