A Three-Part Model for Measuring Diabetes Care in Physician Practice - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study examines the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Diabetes Practice Improvement Module (PIM). Specifically, it compares the composite measures validity and reliability to individual items. The three components include: patient surveys, audit of medical records, and a questionnaire pertaining to the office’s practice system. The findings suggest that composites were more reliable measures than individual measures. This supports the practice of aggregating items into composites in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as opposed to single items.

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