Smoking cessation program for smokers admitted to public hospitals

  • George, Johnson (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Abramson, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bonevski, Billie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dooley, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Weeks, Greg, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Poole, Susan G. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Taylor, Simone (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

No standard protocol or program exists for the provision of smoking cessation support to in-patients across Victorian public hospitals. The chances of patients giving up smoking in the longer-term are minimal in the absence of follow-up after hospital discharge, resulting in waste of resources and lost opportunities. The proposed project, a multidisciplinary team effort driven by trained hospital pharmacists, will develop, implement and evaluate a smoking cessation intervention (GIVE UP FOR GOOD) for in-patients with community follow-up. This project is supported by three major Victorian public hospitals. GIVE UP FOR GOOD could reduce mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs and could be implemented widely across Australia, if successful.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1131/12/14

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD190,189.00
  • Alfred Health: AUD25,088.00
  • Austin Health: AUD25,088.00
  • Barwon Health: AUD25,088.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD81,666.00