Screening for smokers in four Sydney teaching hospitals.

  title={Screening for smokers in four Sydney teaching hospitals.},
  author={Robyn Richmond and Adell Bell and Stephen Rollnick and B B Heather},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular risk},
  volume={3 2},
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death and a reason for hospital admissions. The hospital stay is a window of opportunity to assist smokers to quit. METHODS Patients from selected wards in four teaching hospitals in Sydney, Australia were screened using a self-completed general health questionnaire. The questionnaire included questions on demographic variables, tobacco and alcohol consumption, attitudes towards tobacco and alcohol use, and a measure of readiness to charge… CONTINUE READING