Diabetes Quality Measurement: A Primer for Pharmacists

Credits: 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs)

Laura T. Pizzi, PharmD, MPH, RPh, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy

Dante A. Gravino, PharmD Candidate, Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy of Pharmacy

Kangho Suh, PharmD Candidate, Rutgers University School of Pharmacy

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the relevance of diabetes as a target of healthcare quality improvement efforts
  • Explain what US organizations are involved in diabetes quality improvement, and what types of measures have been implemented
  • Discuss the history of and experiences in testing Pharmacy Quality Alliance measures pertaining to diabetes
  • Recognize the potential future role of community pharmacists in improving the quality of diabetes care

Target Audience: This activity is intended for pharmacists who wish to increase their knowledge of diabetes quality and who are involved in providing pharmacy benefit decisions for corporations.