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

Szatkowski, Lisa and Murray, Rachael and Hubbard, Richard B. and Agrawal, Sanjay and Huang, Y. and Britton, John (2015) Prevalence of smoking among patients treated in NHS hospitals in England in 2010/11: a national audit. Thorax, 70 (5). pp. 498-500. ISSN 1468-3296

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Smoking, Smoking cessation, Secondary care
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Epidemiology and Public Health
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206285
Depositing User: Szatkowski, Lisa
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 22:28
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31353

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