Provider advice and assistance to quit smoking have proven one of the most effective and cost-effective of all medical interventions. Yet, today only 50 to 60 percent of physicians routinely advise their smoking patients to quit. Bridging the gap between "usual practice" and "best practice" in the treatment of tobacco use and dependence requires a series of systems changes to integrate evidence-based cessation treatments into routine care. The purpose of this project is to determine if feasible new models for planned, proactive chronic illness care can be applied to the delivery of tobacco use intervention to prevent chronic illness. This project will be considered successful if it identifies commonalities in the systems support required for systematic tobacco intervention and publicizes these findings through manuscript reports and presentations at scientific and tobacco control meetings.
Amount Awarded $140,061.00
Awarded on: 12/22/2000
Time frame: 1/1/2001 - 12/31/2002
Grant Number: 40412