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Smoking and potentially preventable hospitalisation: The benefit of smoking cessation in older ages

Tran, Bich; Falster, Michael O.; Douglas, Kirsty; Blyth, Fiona; Jorm, Louisa

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Aims: Reducing preventable hospitalisation is a priority for health systems worldwide. This study sought to quantify the contribution of smoking to preventable hospitalisation in older adults and the potential benefits of smoking cessation. Methods: Self-reported smoking data for 267,010 Australian men and women aged 45+ years linked with administrative hospital data were analysed using Cox's models to estimate the effects on risk of hospitalisation for congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66796
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.02.028

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