Cost-effectiveness of the transdermal nicotine patch as an adjunct to physicians' smoking cessation counseling.

@article{Fiscella1996CosteffectivenessOT,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of the transdermal nicotine patch as an adjunct to physicians' smoking cessation counseling.},
  author={Kevin Fiscella and Peter Franks},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1996},
  volume={275 16},
  pages={1247-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incremental cost-effectiveness of the transdermal nicotine patch. DESIGN Decision analytic model that evaluated the incremental cost-effectiveness of the addition of the nicotine patch to smoking cessation counseling. Costs were based on physician time and the retail cost of the nicotine patch, and benefits were based on quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) saved. PATIENTS Male and female smokers aged 25 to 69 years receiving primary care. INTERVENTION Addition… CONTINUE READING

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