81. 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 abstinence rates among patients who smoke (n = 3 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) 3 1.0 3.1
Screening system in place to identify smoking status 3 2.0 (0.8-4.8) 6.4 (1.3-11.6)

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