Physicians taught as residents to conduct smoking cessation intervention: a follow-up study.

BACKGROUND The influence of residency training on use of smoking cessation intervention (SCI) in future practice is unexamined. METHODS We surveyed 291 physicians who participated in SCI research during residency between 1986 and 1996. Half received SCI training; half did not. Best practice included: (1) identifying smokers; (2) advising cessation; (3… CONTINUE READING