Can a Chronic Care Model Collaborative Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Patients with Diabetes?


BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify effective practical interventions to decrease cardiovascular dis-ease risk in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVE: We examine the impact of participation in a collaborative implementing the chronic care model (CCM) on the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk in patients with diabetes. DESIGN: Controlled pre- and postintervention study. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Persons with diabetes re-ceiving care at 13 health care organizations exposed to the CCM collaborative and controls receiving care in nonexposed sites. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Ten-year risk of cardiovascular disease; determined using a modified United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study risk engin

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