Changes in U.S. Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Following Smoking Bans

@article{Shetty2010ChangesIU,
  title={Changes in U.S. Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Following Smoking Bans},
  author={K. Shetty and T. Deleire and C. White and Jayanta Bhattacharya},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2010}
}
U.S. state and local governments have increasingly adopted restrictions on smoking in public places. This paper analyzes nationally representative databases, including the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, to compare short-term changes in mortality and hospitalization rates in smoking-restricted regions with control regions. In contrast with smaller regional studies, we find that smoking bans are not associated with statistically significant short-term declines in mortality or hospital admissions… Expand
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  • Medicine
  • Expert review of cardiovascular therapy
  • 2010
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