Cigarette Smoking and Health-Related Quality of Life in Medicare Beneficiaries

@inproceedings{Hays2008CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette Smoking and Health-Related Quality of Life in Medicare Beneficiaries},
  author={R. Duane Hays and Ashley Wilder Smith and Bryce B Reeve and Karen L. Spritzer and Stephen E. Marcus and Steven B. Clauser},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
  year={2008}
}
This study examined associations between cigarette smoking, cancer, and self-reported physical (SF-36 Physical Component Summary Score, [PCS]) and mental health (SF-36 Mental Component Summary Score, [MCS]) among 123,567 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans. As expected for a sample of older individuals, the SF-36 PCS mean (42.6) was lower than the U.S. general population mean of 50. The SF-36 MCS mean (51.7) for the sample was higher than the general population mean. In… CONTINUE READING
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