Smoking is the most important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in hospital patients. Patient contact with the healthcare system should include smoking cessation counselling. Emergency admissions are seldom given this opportunity. Objective: The aim of the study was to illustrate the implementation of motivational counselling in a department of acute surgery.
|Journal||Clinical Respiratory Journal|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2007|