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Risk reduction before surgery. The role of the primary care provider in preoperative smoking and alcohol cessation

Tønnesen, Hanne LU ; Faurschou, Pernille ; Ralov, Helge ; Mølgaard-Nielsen, Ditte ; Thomas, Grethe and Backer, Vibeke (2010) In BMC Health Services Research 10.
Abstract
Daily smokers and hazardous drinkers are high-risk patients, developing 2-4 times more complications after surgery. Preoperative smoking and alcohol cessation for four to eight weeks prior to surgery halves this complication rate. The patients' preoperative contact with the surgical departments might be too brief for the hospital to initiate these programmes. Therefore, it was relevant to evaluate a new clinical practice which combined the general practitioner's (GP) referral to surgery with a referral to a smoking and alcohol intervention in the surgical pathway.
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1472-6963
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10.1186/1472-6963-10-121
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English
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  abstract     = {Daily smokers and hazardous drinkers are high-risk patients, developing 2-4 times more complications after surgery. Preoperative smoking and alcohol cessation for four to eight weeks prior to surgery halves this complication rate. The patients' preoperative contact with the surgical departments might be too brief for the hospital to initiate these programmes. Therefore, it was relevant to evaluate a new clinical practice which combined the general practitioner's (GP) referral to surgery with a referral to a smoking and alcohol intervention in the surgical pathway.},
  author       = {Tønnesen, Hanne and Faurschou, Pernille and Ralov, Helge and Mølgaard-Nielsen, Ditte and Thomas, Grethe and Backer, Vibeke},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
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  title        = {Risk reduction before surgery. The role of the primary care provider in preoperative smoking and alcohol cessation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-10-121},
  doi          = {10.1186/1472-6963-10-121},
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