Smoking cessation and elective surgery: the cleanest cut

Matthew J Peters, Lucy C Morgan and Laurence Gluch
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05963.x
Published online: 5 April 2004

Smokers who undergo surgery have higher risks and are a greater burden on healthcare resources. Is it acceptable to give them lower priority on surgical waiting lists?

  • Matthew J Peters1
  • Lucy C Morgan2
  • Laurence Gluch3

  • Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW.



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