An analysis of the recording of tobacco use among inpatients in Irish hospitals.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337123
Title:
An analysis of the recording of tobacco use among inpatients in Irish hospitals.
Authors:
Sheridan, A; Howell, F
Citation:
Sheridan, A. & Howell, F., 2014. An analysis of the recording of tobacco use among inpatients in Irish hospitals. Irish Medical Journal. 107 (9) pp 275-8
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337123
PubMed ID:
25417385
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=13269
Abstract:
Smoking is the largest avoidable cause of premature mortality in the world. Hospital admission is an opportunity to identify and help smokers quit. This study aimed to determine the level of recording of tobacco use (current and past) in Irish hospitals. Information on inpatient discharges with a tobacco use diagnosis was extracted from HIPE. In 2011, a quarter (n=84, 679) of discharges had a recording of tobacco use, which were more common among males (29% (n=50,161) male v. 20% (n=30,162) female), among medical patients (29% (n=54,375) medical v. 20% (n=30,162) other) and was highest among those aged 55-59 years (30.6%; n=7,885). SLAN 2007 reported that 48% of adults had smoked at some point in their lives. This study would suggest an under- reporting of tobacco use among hospital inpatients. Efforts should be made to record smoking status at hospital admission, and to improve the quality of the HIPE coding of tobacco use.
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-12T15:52:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-12T15:52:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-
dc.identifier.citationSheridan, A. & Howell, F., 2014. An analysis of the recording of tobacco use among inpatients in Irish hospitals. Irish Medical Journal. 107 (9) pp 275-8en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid25417385-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337123-
dc.description.abstractSmoking is the largest avoidable cause of premature mortality in the world. Hospital admission is an opportunity to identify and help smokers quit. This study aimed to determine the level of recording of tobacco use (current and past) in Irish hospitals. Information on inpatient discharges with a tobacco use diagnosis was extracted from HIPE. In 2011, a quarter (n=84, 679) of discharges had a recording of tobacco use, which were more common among males (29% (n=50,161) male v. 20% (n=30,162) female), among medical patients (29% (n=54,375) medical v. 20% (n=30,162) other) and was highest among those aged 55-59 years (30.6%; n=7,885). SLAN 2007 reported that 48% of adults had smoked at some point in their lives. This study would suggest an under- reporting of tobacco use among hospital inpatients. Efforts should be made to record smoking status at hospital admission, and to improve the quality of the HIPE coding of tobacco use.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=13269en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleAn analysis of the recording of tobacco use among inpatients in Irish hospitals.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.notesThis paper won a HSE Open Access Research Award 2014 in the category of National Clinical Programmes.-

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