PCHS Tobacco statistics 2013

Tobacco use rate for PCHS patients has dropped again – now down to 35.6%!

  • Out of 11,063 unique adult patients, 98% were screened at latest visit.
  • Out of a chart audit of self reported tobacco users, 93% received an intervention at the last visit or within 24 months.

This is some great news as tobacco use makes all chronic disease worse. By being able to help our patients quit or reduce the use of tobacco, we’re able to slowly improve their overall health conditions on top of the treatment already provided at our medical clinics.

We’ll continue to work hard to reduce the percentage of tobacco use for 2014.

From Zena M Kinne, MN, RN, CPHQ
Quality Director at PCHS