How does reimbursement status affect smoking cessation interventions? A real-life experience from the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey


Karadogan D., ÖNAL Ö. , KANBAY Y.

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, cilt.17, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18332/tid/100412
  • Dergi Adı: TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES

Özet

INTRODUCTION In the last decade, outpatient smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) in Turkey have been extended countrywide. Initially, only counseling was covered under health insurance. In 2011 and 2015, free varenicline and bupropion preparations were distributed to SCCs, periodically. In the current study we aimed to compare outcomes between the free and paid medication periods.