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Comorbidity: Implications for the Importance of Primary Care in ‘Case’ Management
TLDR
Management in the context of ongoing primary care and oriented more toward patients’ overall health care needs appears to be a more promising strategy than care oriented to individual diseases.
A randomized trial of a pay-for-performance program targeting clinician referral to a state tobacco quitline.
TLDR
A pay-for-performance program increases referral to tobacco quitline services, particularly among clinics with a history of less engagement in quality improvement activities.
The impact of smoking-cessation intervention by multiple health professionals.
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Smoking-cessation interventions by more than one type of health professional have the potential to substantially increase quitting and readiness to quit in the population.
The Relationship of Stage of Change for Smoking Cessation to Stage of Change for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity in a Health Plan Population
TLDR
This study indicates that stage of change for both fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity are independent constructs from stage ofchange for smoking cessation.
The economic impact of exposure to secondhand smoke in Minnesota.
TLDR
The results present a strong rationale for regulating smoking in public places and were used to support the passage of Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007.
The role of health plans in tobacco control.
TLDR
An overview of the scientific research on health plan involvement in clinical and community interventions regarding tobacco use is presented and a new model that can be used to engage health plans in tobacco control efforts is concluded.
The prevalence of unrecognized tobacco use among young adults.
TLDR
Evaluating the prevalence of smoking among young adults and describing their characteristics found nearly 1 in 5 young adult smokers may be considered a "previously unrecognized smoker" who would not have been identified as a cigarette user according to the standard adult definition.
Exploring the relationship between acculturation and smoking behavior within four Southeast Asian communities of Minnesota.
TLDR
Results of this study suggest that the role of acculturation in tobacco use may not be straightforward as has been presented previously, and other factors, such as social norms and cultural or linguistic isolation, may also be playing a role in Tobacco use patterns and may play different roles for different subgroups.
Which Enrollees Bypass Their Gatekeepers in a Point‐of‐service Plan?
TLDR
Continuity with a single physician influences how patients access specialty care and expanding the panel of specialists in‐network and encouraging long‐term relationships with primary care physicians are likely to limit self‐referral in a POS plan.
Modifiable Health Behaviors and Short-Term Medical Costs among Health Plan Members
TLDR
Physical inactivity and smoking were associated with higher short-term medical costs among health plan members and were significant predictors of higher medical costs.
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