Journal article

Smoking cessation therapy in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units: a multicentre point prevalence study

Forbes McGain, Matthew L Durie, Samantha Bates, Christine M Polmear, Jason Meyer, Craig J French

Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To obtain an accurate estimate of smoking prevalence and smoking cessation support practices, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional, observational study using data obtained from adult ICUs participating in the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group Point Prevalence Program in 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence and intensity of current smoking, baseline characteristics of smokers in comparison with non-smokers and frequency of NRT use while admitted to the ICU. RESULTS: Smoking data were present for 551 of 671 adult ICU patients ..

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