The effect of pre-operative counselling on smoking patterns in patients undergoing forefoot surgery.

@article{Walker2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of pre-operative counselling on smoking patterns in patients undergoing forefoot surgery.},
  author={Neil M Walker and Stephen A C Morris and Lincoln Cannon},
  journal={Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={86-9}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking contributes to higher surgical complication rates. Previous studies assessing smoking cessation interventions examined the provision of comprehensive packages. The use of surgery as an incentive to complement brief advice has not been fully evaluated. METHODS Smokers were counselled and referred to their general practitioners for… CONTINUE READING