Effectiveness of Smoking-Cessation Interventions for Urban Hospital Patients
Funded by: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Project dates: September 2010 - December 2014
Principal Investigator: Sherman, Scott

In low-income populations, there are particularly high rates of smoking, and many barriers to receiving high-quality health care and achieving good health care outcomes. The study is examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a smoking-cessation intervention for patients at two urban hospitals. In addition, the study is exploring differences in effectiveness in different patient subgroups, and examining levels of smoking abstinence at both 2 and 6 months post discharge from the hospital. The results will increase our understanding of interventions for smoking cessation among people admitted to the hospital and the best ways to help individuals quit smoking.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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