45. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008

Screening and Assessment:

2000 Guideline: Recommendation #1: All patients should be asked if they use tobacco and should have their tobacco-use status documented on a regular basis. Evidence has shown that this significantly increases rates of clinician intervention. (Strength of Evidence = A).

2000 Guideline: Recommendation #2: Clinic screening systems such as expanding the vital signs to include tobacco-use status, or the use of other reminder systems such as chart stickers or computer prompts are essential for the consistent assessment, documentation, and intervention with tobacco use. (Strength of Evidence = B).

2008 Guideline Update: Recommendation: All patients should be asked if they use tobacco and should have their tobacco-use status documented on a regular basis. Evidence has shown that clinic screening systems such as expanding the vital signs to include tobacco-use status, or the use of other reminder systems such as chart stickers or computer prompts significantly increase rates of clinician intervention. (Strength of Evidence = A).


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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 45. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008: 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/slide45.html