Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Just Released: Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set

July
2011

In an effort to improve upon the quality of care in hospitals, the Joint Commission has developed a new tobacco measure set. Collectively, these measures are meant to ensure that participating hospitals screen all inpatients (aged 18 and older) for tobacco use, provide counseling and pharmacologic treatment to tobacco users, and provide limited follow-up after discharge. To download these measures, use the following four links : TOB-1  TOB-2  TOB-3  TOB-4