Table 1

OMSC 10 Best Practices

1. Clinic task force formed
2. Clinic tobacco-control protocol developed
3. Tobacco use queried and documented for all clinic patients
4. Training in tobacco-dependence treatment completed by clinicians in past year
5. Specific staff identified to provide tobacco-dependence treatment
6. Self-help materials available to patients, family members, and staff
7. EHR or other real-time prompt in place to inform GP/NP of patient smoking status, advice delivery, and quit plan consult forms
8. Process to follow-up tobacco users for at least 2 to 6 months after clinic visit
9. Process to evaluate quality of program implementation in place
10. Process to provide feedback to practices about clinic performance in tobacco-dependence treatment delivery
  • EHR = electronic health record; GP = general practitioner; NP = nurse practitioner; OMSC = Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation.

  • Adapted with permission from Papadakis S, Cole AG, Reid RD, et al. Increasing rates of tobacco treatment delivery in primary care practice: Evaluation of the Ottowa Model for Smoking Cessation. Ann Fam Med. 2016:14(3):235-243.