Redesigning Primary Care to Improve Diabetes Outcomes (The UNITED Study)
Mar 21, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: George McConnell, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a practice where the primary care physician coordinates patient treatment, ensuring the patient receives the care they need when and where they need it, delivered in a way that they can understand. In Minnesota, the legislation was adopted in 2008 that added additional reimbursement to PCMHs and required primary care practices to report their annual diabetes performance measures.
The Understanding Infrastructure Transformation Effects on Diabetes (UNITED) study takes advantage of this wealth of information. By 2017, 355 of the 585 primary care practices used in the cohort of this study were licensed PCMHs. To assist in improving patient care, the UNITED study looked to identify specific actions and infrastructure changes that were associated with high-quality diabetes care....
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