TITLE

Improving diabetes care

AUTHOR(S)
Susman, Jeffrey L.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;May2004, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p348
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author of this article believes that the American Board of Family Practice, as part of its move to the maintenance of certification, will be requiring all family physicians to engage in performance improvement efforts, and diabetes will be one of the initial areas of focus. Perhaps family physicians would like to focus on primary prevention by encouraging lifestyle changes in patients at risk, including those with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Or maybe they want to concentrate on screening populations at high risk, as encouraged by the American Diabetes Association and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. For the author, it would be helpful to identify individuals with diabetes and be more aggressive about setting and tracking progress toward goals. It would also be nice to implement a recall system when his patient with poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes fails to make a return visit.
ACCESSION #
13106115

 

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