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Table 1 Types of cessation actions employed by GPs, by audit (n = 1,114)

From: The impact of a GP clinical audit on the provision of smoking cessation advice

Characteristics Audit 1 (n = 558) Audit 2 (n = 556) p
Raised issue of smoking cessation 74% 87% 0.035
Taken action to assist patient to quit 79% 89% 0.005
Provided patients with clear advice to quit 53% 70% 0.001
Provided additional help within consultation† 14% 23% 0.006
Provided printed material 22% 38% 0.003
Provided product advice (NRT or Bupropion) 12% 19% 0.006
Referred patients to other services 10% 22% 0.002
Followed up and reviewed progress 11% 21% 0.019
  1. † discussed barriers to quitting, CBT strategies or assisted patient to devise a quit plan