Emergency department tobacco cessation program: staff participation and intervention success among patients.

@article{Greenberg2008EmergencyDT,
  title={Emergency department tobacco cessation program: staff participation and intervention success among patients.},
  author={Marna Rayl Greenberg and Michael Weinstock and Deborah Gaston Fenimore and Gina M Sierzega},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 8},
  pages={391-6}
}
CONTEXT The emergency department (ED) is often the primary source of healthcare for uninsured and underinsured patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate ED staff attitudes toward and participation in referring patients to a tobacco cessation program, and to assess the program's effectiveness. METHODS A nonvalidated survey on smoking cessation and preventative services for ED patients was mailed to ED staff at a suburban hospital. After survey completion, ED staff was encouraged to refer smokers with… CONTINUE READING

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