53. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continu

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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

Tobacco Dependence Treatment as a Part of Assessing Health Care Quality:

2000 Guideline: Recommendation: Provision of guideline-based interventions to treat tobacco use and addiction should be included in standard ratings and measures of overall health care quality (e.g., NCQA HEDIS, the Foundation for Accountability [FACCT]). (Strength of Evidence = C).

2008 Guideline Update: 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: 53. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continu: 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/slide53.html