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Integrating Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Into Health Care: Massachusetts, 2002–2011

The number of referrals by month from April 2002 through November 2005 was approximately 100 to 325, and the trend by joinpoint analysis for referrals increased. From December 2005 through January 2009, the number of referrals by month was approximately 250 to 300, and the trend was unchanged. From February 2009 through March 2011, the number of referrals by month was approximately 250 to 850, and the trend increased.

Figure 1. Number of QuitWorks referrals, by month and trend by joinpoint analysis (8), April 2002 through March 2011.

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Month Atrius Referrals
2009-2010 (Before Launch) 2010-2011 (After Launch)
Oct 34 70
Nov 32 89
Dec 42 109
Jan 61 111
Feb 46 90
Mar 64 136
Total 279 605

Figure 2. QuitWorks referrals 6 months before launch of electronic referrals (October 2009 through March 2010) and the same period 1 year later, 21 Sites, Atrius Health.

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