In this update from the CDC, less than half of current smokers who are seen by a clinician in the past year reported receiving any smoking cessation counseling. The hospital interface can and should be a captive moment for physician to counsel and treat patients for smoking cessation (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.