In January 2012, the newly approved Joint Commission tobacco cessation measure set, which was developed with funding from Altarum, became available for selection by hospitals. While this is a significant step forward for hospital tobacco cessation, there is still much work to be done because the measure set is optional. State and local advocates should consider interacting with their hospitals and other health systems to promote policy and system change to standardize the screening of all patients for tobacco use and provision evidence-based treatments for those who use tobacco.
- Smoking Among Hospitalized Patients: Another Opportunity to Improve Patients’ Health
- Helping Patients Quit: Implementing the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital
- Hospital Tobacco Cessation – An Advocacy Letter to the National Quality Forum
- Letter to Dr. Donald M. Berwick – Request to add the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting
- New England Journal of Medicine – The Joint Commission’s New Tobacco-Cessation Measures — Will Hospitals Do the Right Thing?
- Webinar: Helping Patients Quit: Implementing The Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital, with Dr. Nancy Rigotti and Nancy Lawler. View the video here. You can also view the slides here. Please click here to view the Q&A from the webinar.
- Webinar: The Role of Hospitals in Tobacco Cessation, with Dr. Andew Pipe and Rob Adsit. View the video below or click here to download. You can view the slides here. Please click here to view the Q&A from the webinar.
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
- University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in Hospitalized Patients: A Practical Guide 2012 Update
- American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Strategies to Enhance Tobacco Cessation Education in your Hospital
- Public Health Service Guideline
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
- The Effect of Systematic Clinical Interventions with Cigarette Smokers on Quit Status and the Rates of Smoking-Related Primary Care Office Visits