95. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for interventions delivered by different types of clinicians (n =29 studies)

Type of clinician Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No clinician 16 1.0 10.2
Self-help 47 1.1 (0.9, 1.3) 10.9 (9.1, 12.7)
Non-physician clinician 39 1.7 (1.3, 2.1) 15.8 (12.8, 18.8)
Physician clinician 11 2.2 (1.5, 3.2) 19.9 (13.7, 26.2)

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