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Patients in hospital emergency departments smoke more than the general population. Smoking profiles of these patients have largely been characterized in small, single-institution cohorts. Our objective was to survey adult smokers visiting a sample of U.S. emergency departments, as part of a study examining the efficacy of an educational intervention on(More)
The objective of this study was to test whether a brief educational/administrative intervention could increase tobacco counseling by emergency physicians (EPs). Pre-/post-study at eight emergency departments (EDs) with residency programs were carried out. EPs received a 1-hour lecture on the health effects of smoking and strategies to counsel patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES We surveyed the availability of tobacco products and nonprescription nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in pharmacies in New York City, stratified by the race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) of the surrounding neighborhoods to determine whether disparities in availability existed. METHODS Surveyors visited a random sample of retail(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether race or ethnicity affect baseline description of pain by patients with suspected long-bone fracture. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from an observational study of patients age 18-55 in two urban emergency departments. OUTCOME MEASURES Patients rated their pain using an 11-point scale, where 0 represents no pain, and 10(More)
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