184. Systems-Tobacco Dependence Treatment as a Part of Assessing Healt

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Systems—Tobacco Dependence Treatment as a Part of Assessing Healthcare Quality

Recommendation: Provision of guideline-based interventions to treat tobacco use and dependence should remain in standard ratings and measures of overall health care quality (e.g., NCQA HEDIS). These standard measures should also include measures of outcomes (e.g., use of cessation treatment, short-and long-term abstinence rates) that result from providing tobacco dependence interventions. (Strength of Evidence = C)


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Internet Citation: 184. Systems-Tobacco Dependence Treatment as a Part of Assessing Healt: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide184.html