More Extensive Implementation of the Chronic Care Model is Associated with Better Lipid Control in Diabetes - American Board of Medical Specialties

Using a sample of practices involved in the North Carolina Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) Program (a statewide quality improvement (QI) project in North Carolina), this study examined whether the extent of implementation of four key drivers of practice change was associated with improved population-level outcomes for diabetes care. Findings showed statistically significant improvements in the proportion of patients who met the LDL threshold. The results for hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure values were not significant. Authors suggest that improved outcomes for patients with diabetes may be associated with a practice’s ability to implement key drivers of practice change. Physicians participating in IPIP were eligible for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit.

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