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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating hospitals

From: Comparative effectiveness of post-discharge strategies for hospitalized smokers: Study protocol for the Helping HAND 4 randomized controlled trial

Health Care System
Partners HealthCare
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh
City/state Boston, MA Nashville, TN Pittsburgh, PA
# Beds 1000 1004 799
# Admissions (2015) 50,679 46,063 39,275
Percentage male 51 46 52
Percentage white 77 71 77
Electronic health record Epic Epic Cerner
Smoking counselor FTEs 3.5 2.5 3.0
NRT on formulary: Patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler Patch, gum, lozenge Patch, gum, lozenge
  1. MGH Massachusetts General Hospital, VUMC Vanderbilt University Medical Center, MUH Montefiore University Hospital, PUH Presbyterian University Hospital