Home > Clinical question: Can training health professionals to identify smokers and deliver smoking cessation interventions increase the numbers of patients quitting smoking?

Burch, Jane and Tort, Sera (2019) Clinical question: Can training health professionals to identify smokers and deliver smoking cessation interventions increase the numbers of patients quitting smoking? Cochrane Clinical Answers, . DOI: 10.1002/cca.2856.

External website: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Reviewers conducted a search for studies in March 2012 and identified 15 RCTs published between 1988 and 2010. Given the changes in attitudes toward smoking (particularly in the countries in which the trials were conducted) and in methods of training, little evidence is available reflecting the impact of training in current clinical practice (2019).


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