Should smokers be referred to a smoking-cessation clinic before undergoing elective surgery?

Paul S Myles
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05835.x
Published online: 2 February 2004

Can smokers be assisted in giving up smoking before elective surgery and does this reduce complications?

  • Paul S Myles

  • Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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