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Prevalence of smoking among patients treated in NHS hospitals in England in 2010/11: a national audit

Szatkowski, Lisa; Murray, Rachael; Hubbard, Richard B.; Agrawal, Sanjay; Huang, Y.; Britton, John

Authors

Richard B. Hubbard

Sanjay Agrawal

Y. Huang

John Britton



Abstract

Using data from The Health Improvement Network and Hospital Episode Statistics, we investigate smoking prevalence, number of smokers treated and opportunities for cessation intervention among patients treated in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England from April 2010 to March 2011. Our results show that approximately 1.1 million smokers are treated in English hospitals each year, receiving a total of 2.6 million episodes of care. These findings suggest that delivering smoking cessation as a routine component of hospital care, as recommended by recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance, could achieve marked reductions in the prevalence of smoking and improve the cost-effectiveness of NHS hospitals.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2015
Journal Thorax
Print ISSN 0040-6376
Electronic ISSN 1468-3296
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 70
Issue 5
APA6 Citation Szatkowski, L., Murray, R., Hubbard, R. B., Agrawal, S., Huang, Y., & Britton, J. (2015). Prevalence of smoking among patients treated in NHS hospitals in England in 2010/11: a national audit. Thorax, 70(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206285
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206285
Keywords Smoking, Smoking cessation, Secondary care
Publisher URL http://thorax.bmj.com/content/70/5/498
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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