Do medical students know enough about smoking to help their future patients? Assessment of New York City fourth-year medical students' knowledge of tobacco cessation and treatment for nicotine addiction.

@article{Springer2008DoMS,
  title={Do medical students know enough about smoking to help their future patients? Assessment of New York City fourth-year medical students' knowledge of tobacco cessation and treatment for nicotine addiction.},
  author={Carolyn M Springer and Kathryn M Tannert Niang and Thomas D. Matte and Nancy E. Miller and Mary Travis Bassett and Thomas R Frieden},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2008},
  volume={83 10},
  pages={
          982-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Practicing physicians underutilize U.S. Department of Health and Human Services evidence-based approaches to nicotine addiction and treatment. Few studies have assessed medical student knowledge in this area. This study examined New York City fourth-year medical students' knowledge of tobacco cessation and treatment of nicotine addiction. METHOD The authors conducted a Web-based survey, comprising 27 closed- and open-ended questions, of six of seven New York City medical schools in… CONTINUE READING
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