Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2--Diabetes Mellitus Care

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Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2--Diabetes Mellitus Care

Description

This 206-page report (the second volume in a series) provides a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for management of patients with diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes), which accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.

This report addresses the following key questions:

  • Are there QI strategies that improve physicians’ treatment of diabetes and its comorbidities?
    • Can the control of hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension be improved?
    • Can microvascular and macrovascular complications be prevented?
  • Are there QI strategies that improve provider adherence to recommended monitoring?
    • Which interventions improve physicians’ adherence to long-term glucose monitoring, to screening for hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and to screening for complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy?
  • Are there QI strategies that improve patients’ adherence to treatment and self-care measures?

Developer:

University of California, San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: December 2004
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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