DESCRIPTION: 

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: 

Higher score indicates better quality


INITIAL POPULATION:

All patients aged 18 years and older seen for at least two visits or at least one preventive visit during the measurement period


DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

None

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS: 

Not Available


NUMERATOR:

Patients who were screened for tobacco use at least once within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

Not Applicable