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PRIMARY CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: TOBACCO USE CESSATION

AIM: Improve the screening, identification, management, and monitoring of tobacco use for patients ages 16 years and older in Ontario
REASON
FOR THE EFFORT

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of chronic disease morbidity and mortality in Canada.

Imagine having access to information on patients in your practice/organization that facilitates identification of those whom would most benefit from Tobacco use interventions? Who would that patient be and how might the improvement change their care experience, their health journey, their life?
Who would that patient be and how might the improvement change their care experience, their health journey, their life?

The impact on patient experience and clinical outcomes when processes are not working well becomes the improvement opportunity!

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IMPROVING PROCESSES
FOR PATIENTS

QUALITY DIMENSIONS

Effectiveness; Population Health; Patient-Centered; Efficiency; Access; Safety

OUTCOME, PROCESS, & BALANCE MEASURES

Casting a Wide Net: General Focus Measures – Tobacco Use Screening, Identification, Management, & Monitoring of Patients Ages 16+

AND/OR

Casting a Narrow Net: High-Risk Factor Focus Measures – Screening, Identification, Management, & Monitoring of Patients Ages 16+

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TOBACCO USE CESSATION
QI TOOLS

TOBACCO USE CESSATION PROCESS MAP

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* Eligible = patient 16 years of age and older, and ready to quit as per the first attachment

Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: February 3, 2017