115. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for the combination of counseling and medication versus counseling alone (n = 9 studies)

Treatment Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Counseling alone 11 1.0 14.6
Medication and counseling 13 1.7 (1.3, 2.1) 22.1 (18.1, 26.8)

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Internet Citation: 115. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide115.html