Featured Article: Patient Tobacco Use, Quit Attempts, and Perceptions of Healthcare Provider Practices in a Safety-Net Healthcare System

Stubbed Out Cigarette

Courtesy of Matt Trostle (CC BY 2.0)

November is National COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Awareness Month as well as the month of the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society’s initiative to encourage smoking cessation. In the fall 2013 issue of The Ochsner Journal, Moody-Thomas et al. evaluate the efficacy of the 5A protocol (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange) for treatment of tobacco use as implemented in Lousiana’s public hospital system through the Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative. See their results regarding an assessment of patient tobacco use, quit attempts, and perceptions of provider treatment before and after protocol implementation.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s