Leveling the Field: Addressing Health Disparities Through Diabetes Disease Management
A subanalysis of a successful algorithm-driven primary care–based diabetes disease management program examines the relationships among patient characteristics, labor inputs, and improvement in A1C level.
A Pay-for-Performance Program for Diabetes Care in Taiwan: A Preliminary Assessment
A pay-for-performance program in Taiwan improved the quality of diabetes care and slightly increased the cost of care.
Is There a Survival Benefit Within a German Primary Care-Based Disease Management Program?
Patients with type 2 diabetes in a German disease management program had a lower mortality rate after 3 years than those not in the program.
Mail-Order Pharmacy Use and Adherence to Diabetes-Related Medications
Patients with diabetes were more likely to have good medication adherence if they refilled their medications by mail versus at localpharmacies.
Physician Utilization by Insurance Type Among Youth With Type 2 Diabetes
Physician utilization during the year before the first indication of type 2 diabetes did not differ between Medicaid-covered and privately insured youth.
New Diabetes HEDIS Blood Pressure Quality Measure: Potential for Overtreatment
The new HEDIS diabetes blood pressure measure may promote performance incentives for overtreatment of blood pressure, causing potential harm, especially in the elderly population.
'All-or-None' (Bundled) Process and Outcome Indicators of Diabetes Care
In this study, providers were more likely to achieve processes-ofcare goals when diabetes care was bundled at the indicator level than at the patient level.
Clinical Guidelines and Performance Measures
Although physicians should be aware of guidelines and measures, they need to apply more nuanced approaches when seeing individual patients.
Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated With Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in the Elderly
Clinical and economic outcomes associated with the use of specific potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly were evaluated.
Increasing Copayments and Adherence to Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemic Medications
A copayment increase from $2 to $7 adversely affected veterans' adherence to statins, antihypertensives, and oral hypoglycemic agents.
The Effect of a PPO Pay-for-Performance Program on Patients With Diabetes
A pay-for-performance program in a preferred provider organization setting may significantly increase the receipt of quality care and decrease hospitalization rates among patients with diabetes.
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