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Improving Health Outcomes for People With Cancer in Rural and Regional Areas by Embedding Evidence-Based Smoking-Cessation Strategies Into Usual Care: A Study Protocol

A Ugalde, S Aranda, C Paul, L Orellana, I Plueckhahn, C Segan, D Baird, R Otmar, S Brown, P Armstrong, A Wolff, A Wong Shee, P Livingston

Journal of Global Oncology | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2018


Background: Smoking following a diagnosis of cancer is a powerful clinical risk indicator, with known poorer health outcomes and associated health care costs. In Australia, smoking rates are higher in rural and regional areas. There are established and effective interventions to promote smoking cessation after a diagnosis of cancer yet these are not in routine practice. Aim: This protocol paper reports on a study that aims to embed evidence-based smoking cessation strategies for people with cancer who are current smokers into routine care, resulting in in system wide improvements, an implemented program and model for further dissemination. Methods: Across three rural/regional sites, and with..

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