Data Element

Tobacco/Nicotine Product Type

Tobacco/Nicotine containing products used as a method of consumption. Question Prompt: What type(s) of tobacco products? Permissible Values: o Cigarette (SNOMED: 66562002) A thin cylinder of ground or shredded tobacco that is wrapped in paper, lit, and smoked. o Cigar (SNOMED: 26663004) A tube of tobacco that is thicker than a cigarette, wrapped in tobacco leaf, lit, and smoked. Cigars include regular cigars, cigarillos, and little filtered cigars. o Pipe (SNOMED: 84498003) A tube with a small bowl at one end that is filled with tobacco, lit, and smoked. o Smokeless (SNOMED: TBD) This delivery mechanism does not require smoking and includes, Chewing tobacco, Dip, Snuff, Dissolvable and Snus. o E-Cigarette/Vape (SNOMED: TBD) An electronic cigarette is a vaporizer device that simulates smoking by providing some of the aspects of smoking that includes nicotine but without combusting tobacco. Also called E-Cigs, Personal Vaporizer. o Unknown-(SNOMED: TBD) An individual for whose tobacco product use is unknown.


Tobacco/Nicotine Product Type

• We would need to consider capturing this variable in order to support the following domain related to Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program/American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines (GTWG). The goal is to reduce gaps in stroke care across the continuum of care in states with high burden populations.
• The information captured from stroke patients and those who encounter mobility related issues and are at risk of multiple hospitalizations due to post-discharge complications can help in reducing the gaps in care and to plan quality improvement efforts.

# Domain # of Variables Variable Details Required or Optional
1 Tobacco 1 1. Is the patient using tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars/cigarillos, little cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco (chew, dip, snuff, snus), hookah/water pipe, and electronic vapor products (e-cigarettes, e-hookah, vape pens) every day or some days?). Optional

Use-Case Justification: The most challenging part is capturing the information post-hospital discharge for acute stroke patients. A lot of the pre-hospital care is captured through National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS), a national database that stores EMS data from the U.S. States and Territories). The follow-up elements proposed above have been developed as a part of the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program (link provided below) and captured within EHR for submission into American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines (GTWG) module. The ability to extract the follow-up encounter related dates would help with the identification of gaps in post-hospital discharge date for stroke patients and plan strategies for Quality Improvement efforts.

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