4as treatment strategy
4as treatment strategy - a smoking cessation strategy recommended by the national cancer institute. The first 'a' is to ask patients about their smoking status at every visit and record this information. The second 'a' is to advise smokers to quit. The third 'a' is to assist patients' cessation attempts where possible by helping them to set a quit date, providing self-help materials, prescribing pharmacological treatment, and recommending counseling. The final 'a' is to arrange follow-up contact. (from medscape)
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