Implementing guidelines for smoking cessation: comparing the efforts of nurses and medical assistants.

@article{Katz2004ImplementingGF,
  title={Implementing guidelines for smoking cessation: comparing the efforts of nurses and medical assistants.},
  author={David A. Katz and Roger B Brown and Donna R Muehlenbruch and Michael Fiore and Timothy B. Baker},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          411-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear how different types of intake clinicians (registered nurses [RNs], and less costly licensed practical nurses [LPNs] and medical assistants [MAs]) compare in the performance of smoking-cessation activities recommended in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) smoking-cessation clinical practice guideline. METHODS A secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial of guideline implementation was performed. Exit interviews of consecutive adult… CONTINUE READING
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