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Smoking cessation and elective surgery: the cleanest cut

Matthew J Peters, Lucy C Morgan and Laurence Gluch
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (7): 317-318.
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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