Quit smoking advice from health professionals in Taiwan: the role of funding policy and smoker socioeconomic status

@inproceedings{Chang2010QuitSA,
  title={Quit smoking advice from health professionals in Taiwan: the role of funding policy and smoker socioeconomic status},
  author={Fong-Ching Chang and Teh-wei Hu and Shu-ying Lo and Po-tswen Yu and Kun-yu Chao and Mei-ling Hsiao},
  booktitle={Tobacco control},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVES In 2002, Taiwan launched a program to encourage doctors to provide brief cessation counselling to their patients during routine outpatient visits. This study is to compare and analyse the annual prevalence rate of receiving advice to quit smoking from health professionals before (2004) and after (2005, 2006) the increase in funding and the withdrawal of additional funding (2007). METHODS We analysed pooled data from 2004 to 2007 Taiwan Adult Tobacco Survey, an annual random digit… CONTINUE READING
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