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​​​​​​​​​​​Hospital Based Populations Summary Statements


CAN-ADAPTT’s development process reflects a dynamic opportunity to ensure that its guideline is practice informed and addresses issues of applicability in the Canadian context. It has built from the evidence and recommendations contained in existing guidelines. It did not review the primary literature to inform the development of its Summary Statements unless emerging evidence was identified by the Guideline Development Group. The CAN-ADAPTT Guideline Development Group has provided the below Summary Statements for Hospital Based Populations.  

View complete overview of CAN-ADAPTT's summary statements


Summary Statement #1 –

All patients should be made aware of hospital smoke-free policies. GRADE*: 1C

Summary Statement #2 – 

All elective patients who smoke should be directed to resources to assist them to quit smoking prior to hospital admission or surgery, where possible. GRADE*: 1B

Summary Statement #3 – ​

 All hospitals should have systems in place to:
a) identify all smokers;  GRADE*: 1A
b) manage nicotine withdrawal during hospitalization;  GRADE*: 1C
c) promote attempts toward long-term cessation and;  GRADE*: 1A
d) provide patients with follow-up support post-hospitalization. GRADE*: 1A

Summary Statement #4 – ​

Pharmacotherapy should be considered:
a) to assist patients to manage nicotine withdrawal in hospital; GRADE*: 1C
b) for use in-hospital and post-hospitalization to promote long term cessation. GRADE*: 1B

*GRADE: Click here for Grade of Recommendation and Level of Evidence Summary Table.  ​​

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