Proactive outreach for smokers using VHA mental health clinics: protocol for a patient-randomized clinical trial

@inproceedings{Rogers2014ProactiveOF,
  title={Proactive outreach for smokers using VHA mental health clinics: protocol for a patient-randomized clinical trial},
  author={Erin S Rogers and Steven Fu and Paul Krebs and Siamak Noorbaloochi and Sean M Nugent and Radha Rao and Carolyn M Schlede and Scott E. Sherman},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Persons with a mental health diagnosis have high rates of tobacco use and face numerous barriers to cessation including high levels of nicotine dependence, low rates of tobacco treatment referrals from mental health providers, and limited availability of tobacco treatment targeted to their needs. This manuscript describes the rationale and methods of a clinical trial with the following aims: 1) Compare the reach and efficacy of a proactive telephone-based tobacco cessation program… CONTINUE READING