Outcome, Process & Balance Measures

MEASURES: General Focus

Screening & Identification of all patients
Management and Monitoring of identified current tobacco users

Outcome Measures Process Measures Balance Measures
Number patients abstain from tobacco use % of eligible patients screened for tobacco use status # eligible patients who refuse screening
% of eligible patient advised to quit tobacco use # eligible patients who refuse disease management
% patients with dedicated tobacco use cessation consult and/or follow-up # eligible patients who refuse to make a quit attempt

Eligible = patients 16 years of age and older, and ready to quit

MEASURES: High-Risk Focus*

Identify patients with one or more risk factors*

Primary Care settings with limited resources/capacity should focus on high risk

Outcome Measures Process Measures Balance Measures
Number patients abstain from tobacco use % of eligible patients screened for tobacco use status # eligible patients who refuse screening
% of eligible patient advised to quit tobacco use # eligible patients who refuse disease management
% patients with dedicated tobacco use cessation consult and/or follow-up # eligible patients who refuse to make a quit attempt

Eligible = patients 16 years of age and older, and ready to quit

* Risk factors include:

  • Co-morbid mental health issues, substance abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant
  • Vascular diseases – cerebral vascular disease (CVD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Other – obesity

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