Healthcare financing systems for increasing the use of tobacco dependence treatment.

Authors: van den Brand FA, Nagelhout GE, Reda AA, Winkens B, Evers SMAA, Kotz D, van Schayck OCP.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD004305. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004305.pub5.

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, which makes it essential to stimulate smoking cessation. The financial cost of smoking cessation treatment can act as a barrier to those seeking support. We hypothesised that provision of financial assistance for people trying to quit smoking, or reimbursement of their care providers, could lead to an increased rate of successful quit attempts. This is an update of the original 2005 review.

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