Helping smokers with cardiac disease to abstain from tobacco after a stay in hospital

Rigotti, Nancy A.
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p1283
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the significance of coordinating care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting for the efficiency of smoking interventions in patients with cardiovascular disease. The author contends that the intervention model does not fit into health care delivery system as it requires coordination prior to hospital discharge. She stresses that even if the therapies are cost-effective, health insurers and payers does not cover the treatment for tobacco dependent.


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