Adult smoking cessation advice/counseling

What It Means
The percentage of patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction with a history of smoking cigarettes, who were given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay.

Why It Is Important
Clinical evidence shows that smoking significantly increases the risk of death following a heart attack. Patients who receive even brief advice about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who receive no advice or counseling.

Numerator Definition
Patients with AMI who receive smoking cessation advice or counseling during the hospital stay

Denominator Definition
Patients with AMI that have a history of smoking cigarettes anytime during the year prior to hospital arrival

Denominator Excluded Populations

  • Patients less than 18 years of age
  • Patients who have a Length of Stay >120 days
  • Patients with Comfort Measures Only documented
  • Patients enrolled in clinical trials
  • Patients discharged/transferred to another hospital for inpatient care
  • Patients who left against medical advice or discontinued care
  • Patients who expired
  • Patients discharged/transferred to a federal health care facility
  • Patients discharged/transferred to hospice

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