80. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (1996): Impact of having a tobacco use status identification system in place on rates of clinician intervention with their patients who smoke (n = 9 studies)

Screening system Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated rate of clinician intervention (95% C.I.)
No screening system in place to identify smoking status (reference group) 9 1.0 38.5
Screening system in place to identify smoking status 9 3.1 (2.2-4.2) 65.6 (58.3-72.6)

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Internet Citation: 80. 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/slide80.html