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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

A new policy brief Addressing Tobacco Use Through Healthcare Systems

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

A new policy brief Addressing Tobacco Use Through Healthcare Systems: A Real-World Case Example of How to Reduce Smoking Rates, Improve Patient Health and Lower Costs, a joint effort of Partnership for Prevention and the Multi-State Collaborative for Health System Change, makes the case that 1) healthcare provider rates of smoking cessation intervention are unacceptably low, though these interventions are effective and cost-effective and 2) when healthcare sites implement a simple systems change - identifying patients who smoke and recording this in an electronic medical record - positive results are realized.

 

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