What is this public consultation about?
Following a request from the Department of Health, the Health Information and Quality Authority agreed to undertake a health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions. This work examined the clinical and cost-effectiveness of different pharmacological and behavioural therapies designed to increase the chances of smokers making successful quit attempts. It will also provide the evidence to underpin the future development of a national clinical guideline on smoking cessation in Ireland
What is in the public consultation document?
A draft report describing the results of the assessment is being made available for public consultation prior to being finalised. The consultation period will last until Friday 3 February 2017.
How will you use my comments?
After the closing date, we will assess all feedback and use it to finalise our documents. The final documents and the Statement of Outcomes (a summary of the responses) will be published on http://www.hiqa.ie.