Primary care intervention significantly improves smoking cessation

Primary care clinics that implemented an outreach intervention had a greater proportion of patients who converted from current to former smokers than clinics without the intervention, according to findings published in Preventive Medicine.
“A comprehensive, health system-wide approach to smoking treatment in adult primary care may markedly improve smoking cessation treatment delivery and success,” Danielle E. McCarthy, MS, PhD, the associate director of research at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and colleagues wrote. “This program

Primary care clinics that implemented an outreach intervention had a greater proportion of patients who converted from current to former smokers than clinics without the intervention, according to findings published in Preventive Medicine.
“A comprehensive, health system-wide approach to smoking treatment in adult primary care may markedly improve smoking cessation treatment delivery and success,” Danielle E. McCarthy, MS, PhD, the associate director of research at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and colleagues wrote. “This program