Joint Commission Looks for Public Input

The Joint Commission is inviting public comment on a proposed set of 8 candidate measures that focus on assessing and treating tobacco, alcohol and other drug use and dependence in the hospital setting. This measure set is intended to enhance and replace the current National Hospital Quality Measures for Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI-4), heart failure (HF-4) and pneumonia (PN-4) measure sets.

The work of a Technical Advisory Panel resulted in this set of measures that expands and broadens the scope of the current measure set population to all applicable patients who use tobacco and/or who use and are dependent on alcohol and other drugs.

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NOTE: The public comment period will close at midnight on September 30, 2009.

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