Are physicians asking about tobacco use and assisting with cessation? Results from the 2001-2004 national ambulatory medical care survey (NAMCS).

@article{Ferketich2006ArePA,
  title={Are physicians asking about tobacco use and assisting with cessation? Results from the 2001-2004 national ambulatory medical care survey (NAMCS).},
  author={Amy K. Ferketich and Y. H. Khan and Mary Ellen Wewers},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          472-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine if providers asked patients about tobacco and assisted tobacco users with cessation. METHODS The data source is the 2001-2004 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which is an annual survey of outpatient visits. The prevalence of "asking" about tobacco use, providing "assistance" with tobacco cessation, and prescription of pharmacotherapy for cessation were estimated. A logistic regression model was fit to the data to determine if any… CONTINUE READING
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