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Primary care physicians are undereducated on and lack resources to correctly administer the Screening, Brief Intervention, Brief Treatment, and Referral to Treatment [SBIRT] protocol. The goal of this new project is to establish a solution beyond education and attitude change; our goal is to effect clinical skills and measure that effect. Specifically, we plan to demonstrate the ability of web-based training to effect the ability of primary care physicians (PCPs) to screen, intervene with, and refer patients who have substance use disorders. We propose the novel approach of utilizing a web-based standardized patient (SP) interviewing system to effectively deliver skills training. Preliminary study results indicate that PCPs are very interested in learning through web-based SPs and report that they would be very likely to engage in such an experience.
Our educational materials will be enhanced with case-based education, interactive how-to guides, and an extensive resource section including a referral database and downloadable practice materials. Phase I will complete a needs assessment with PCPs to determine what novel resources are needed and interest in inclusion of other drugs of abuse. Phase I will also complete a needs assessment with addiction experts to fully understand their perception of PCP needs. Based on those result, with expert consultation, we will outline a curriculum.