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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Primary Care Elements Identifying Patients at Risk

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  • ...Project teams were able to help them develop what was needed
    • "[This] practice had, with the help of our facilitator, modified their vital signs template in the EHR (eClinical Works) to include smoking. His staff review smoking and update status at every visit. The inclusion of smoking as a vital sign plus verbal reminders by the nurses keeps the issue in front of [the doctor] and appears to have increased referrals to the Quit Line and his use of brief counseling strategies."

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