Journal Article Promoting Primary Care Smoking-cessation Support with Quitlines: the QuitLink Randomized Controlled Trial
Stephen F. Rothemich, Steven H. Woolf, Robert E. Johnson, Kelly J. Devers, Additional Authors
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This American Journal of Preventive Medicine article presents findings from a cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at determining whether smoking cessation support in practices is enhanced by the use of telephone quitlines. The study found that a systems approach to identifying smokers, advising and assessing readiness to quit, combined with partnership with a quitline, increased delivery of cessation support for primary care patients by 12.5% beyond that accomplished by traditional tobacco-use vital sign screening alone. The increase in cessation was more pronounced with patients aged 35-54 years and with male and more experienced clinicians.
Research Areas Health and health care
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