Quitting smoking ahead of cardiothoracic surgery is important to reduce risk, but a new study highlights the many challenges in delivering hospital-based support to patients in the peri-operative period. The study involved semi-structured interviews with 58 cardiothoracic surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists working in three public tertiary hospitals and three private hospitals in NSW, who ...
Smoking cessation is a no-brainer: so why aren’t cardiac specialists doing it?
By Tessa Hoffman
15 Jun 2018