Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
July 6, 2011Vol. I. No. 26

Who's Eligible for Smoking
Cessation Programs?

Smoking Cessation Program Eligibility This Week's Challenge: Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We wanted to see who was eligible for participation in smoking cessation and prevention programs. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.

What We Learned: The Healthcare Intelligence Network's Smoking Cessation and Prevention Programs e-survey conducted in November 2010 captured the efforts of more than 80 organizations to curb and prevent tobacco use. According to survey respondents, the participants eligible for the programs are:

  • Individual: 30.8 percent

  • Individual and dependents: 26.9 percent

  • Individual and spouse: 25 percent

  • Other: 17.3 percent

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Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Population Health Management: What's Working in Coaching, Weight Control and Tobacco Cessation, which takes a comprehensive look at industry activity in health coaching as a whole, then drills down to condition-specific programs. The disease management data contained in this benchmarks report are derived from three separate surveys conducted in 2010 by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, to which a total of 425 organizations responded.

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