In this study, we wanted to describe how primary care clinicians care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This was a descriptive study of predictors of glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Physicians from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Research Network (MAFPRN) and two networks in Texas also participated.
Our specific aims were:
This study was conducted from February 2001 through April 2002.
This project is closed. See below for key findings and publications.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
S.J. Spann, J.M. Galliher, R.J. Volj, J. Hickner. “Diabetes Outcome Study: Final Report and Presentation”. Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN. Oct 10, 2002.
Stephen J. Spann, MD. “Diabetes Outcome Study: Physician and Patient Characteristics”. NAPCRG Presentation.
Robert J. Volk, PhD. “The Diabetes Outcome Study: A Progress Report”. Convocation 2002.
Only modest numbers of patients achieve established targets of diabetes control. Reengineering primary care practice may be necessary to substantially improve care.
Access the complete manuscript:
Management of Type-2 Diabetes in the Primary Care Setting: A Practice-Based Research Network Study.(9 page PDF) Spann SJ, Nutting PA, Galliher JM, et al. Ann Fam Med 2006;4:23-3.
This study was funded by grants from Eli Lilly and Company.
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Diabetes Outcome Study