Implementation of HIT-Enhanced Tobacco Treatment for Hospitalized Smokers


Smoking Cessation

What is the purpose of this trial?

This study will implement and test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a tobacco cessation intervention (Academic Detailing + Integrated Tobacco Order Set - AD + ITOS) for adults admitted to the hospital. The intervention will begin during the hospital stay and continue after discharge. The intervention will use resources easily available to most acute care hospitals: computerized physician order entry, physician and nurse education, staff meetings for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, online learning capabilities, faxing to primary care providers (PCPs), and the telephone counseling and support available from a state smokers' quitline (QL).

The investigators hypothesize that the subjects in the intervention arm (AD + ITOS) will be more likely to achieve tobacco abstinence at 12 months post hospital stay than subjects in the control arm (Academic Detailing - AD). Tobacco abstinence will be assessed by self report and biochemical verification (exhaled carbon monoxide reading).

Participation Guidelines

18 Years and older

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