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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of AMI patients given smoking cessation counseling while hospitalized.

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) Quality Indicator.

Tables

1.39a Percent of AMI patients given smoking cessation counseling while hospitalized, United States, 2000 - 2001.

1.39b Percent of AMI patients given smoking cessation counseling while hospitalized, by state, 2000 – 2001.

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program. Data are from a systematic random sample of up to 800 inpatient records per state.

Denominator

Medicare discharges with a principal diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (ICD-9 codes 410.00, 410.01, 410.10, 410.11, 410.20, 410.21, 410.30, 410.31, 410.40, 410.41, 410.50 410.51, 410.60, 410.61, 410.70, 410.71, 410.80, 410.81, 410.90, 410.91) and a history of smoking cigarettes anytime during the year prior to hospital arrival.

Numerator

Subset of AMI denominator patients who receive smoking cessation advice or counseling during the hospital stay.

Comments

Excludes patients transferred to another acute care hospital, patients who expired and patients with unknown discharge disposition.

A smoker is defined in this measure as someone who has smoked cigarettes anytime during the year prior to hospital arrival. This measure is also a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations core measure.

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