Description of Educational Method


The enhanced guideline group used clinic-based opinion leaders, individual measurement and feedback, exam room reminders, and chart prompts

* Enhanced intervention did not significantly affect Chlamydia testing (OR = 1.08; 95% CI: 0.92-1.26; p = 0.31)

* Testing rates increased among women making preventive care visits in intervention vs. control clinics

* Audit and feedback conducted by a medical peer

* Medical record prompt in the form of Post-it notes on medical records

* Provision of additional resources for physicians and patients

* Significant increase in the experimental group over the control group in the use of nicotine replacement gum (p = 0.0002) and patches (p = 0.0056)

* No significant differences between groups in smokers’ recall or documentation in medical record of specific cessation advice

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