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, vol.17, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.18332/tid/100412
  • Journal Name: TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Keywords: reimbursement, smoking cessation, insurance coverage, treatment adherence, quit success, SELF-REPORTED SMOKING, ADHERENCE, VALIDITY

Abstract

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.