Economic evaluation of smoking cessation programs in the oncology setting: rapid literature review
April 28, 2015
See the results of a literature review that summarized an economic evaluation of offering smoking cessation programs to patients during cancer treatment
Evidence shows that quitting smoking improves the effectiveness of cancer treatment and likelihood of survival. Cancer agencies and governments require information about the costs and benefits associated with offering smoking cessation during cancer treatment.
This rapid literature review indicates that there were very few published economic evaluations of smoking cessation programs for patients with cancer.