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Boyle, Raymond and Solberg, Leif and Fiore, Michael (2014) Use of electronic health records to support smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (12) . Art. No.: CD008743. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008743.pub3.


Objective: To assess the effectiveness of electronic health record-facilitated interventions on smoking cessation support actions by clinicians and on patient smoking cessation outcomes.

Conclusions: At least in the short term, documentation of tobacco status and increased referral to cessation counseling do appear to increase following the introduction of an expectation to use the EHR to record and treat patient tobacco use at medical visits. There is a need for additional research to further understand the effect of EHRs on smoking treatment in healthcare settings.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, Rehabilitation/Recovery
December 2014
Identification #
Art. No.: CD008743. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008743.pub3
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
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HRB (Not in collection)

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