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dc.contributor.authorKolade, Victor Olaolu
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T16:16:43Z
dc.date.available2016-04-05T16:16:43Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.isbn9780542628511
dc.identifier.isbn0542628511
dc.identifier.other304946110
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/49265
dc.description.abstractObjectives . This study has two objectives: (1) To describe the smoking treatment services covered by licensed health insurance plans in New York State; and (2) To evaluate characteristics of health care plans (e.g., size, profit status) that may account for variation in the level of treatment services covered. Methods . A telephone survey of health plans licensed in New York was conducted between February and August 2005. Outcome . In order to compare health care plans in terms of the level of cessation services provided a standardized rating score was developed. The Health Plan Tobacco Cessation Index was based on the 5C criteria described by Manley et al. in the Annual Review of Public Health . Results . Of 35 health plans surveyed, 34 (97%) offered at least one service for smoking cessation. 83% provide full coverage for at least 1 cessation medication. 66% had written guidelines for smoking cessation. 37% reimburse providers for performing any cessation services. 57% offered telephonic counseling; the smallest plans were most likely to do so, p = 0.004. 66% had cessation information on a web page, though this was more common among not for profit plans and least common in the smallest plans. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.languageEnglish
dc.sourceDissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo,ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciences
dc.titleWhat are New York health plans doing to help smokers stop smoking?
dc.typeDissertation/Thesis


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