Paying for quality improvement: compliance with tobacco cessation guidelines.

@article{Amundson2003PayingFQ,
  title={Paying for quality improvement: compliance with tobacco cessation guidelines.},
  author={Gail Amundson and Leif I. Solberg and Maureen Reed and Emilse M. A. Martini and Richard Carlson},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and safety},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={59-65}
}
BACKGROUND Identification and treatment of routine tobacco use in medical practice is an effective intervention but is not used consistently. A study was conducted at HealthPartners, a large network-model health plan in Minnesota, to determine the effect of an outcomes recognition strategy that involved bonus funds and the rates at which network physicians document that tobacco users are identified and advised to quit. METHODS Audits of 14,489 ambulatory patient records from 19-20 medical… CONTINUE READING

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