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.
|2009-2010 (Before Launch)||2010-2011 (After Launch)|
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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