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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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HbA1c Test in Past Year, HEDIS, Adjusted denominator: HEDIS diabetes

Text Description is below the image.

The graph shows rising numbers of patients in CC PCPs receiving the test. The fraction of patients rises from 0 to 1. The graph shows only CC PCPs with 10+ patients. The overall level = 65%. The PCPs at the lower and higher ends of the graph have statistical significant difference greater than .05 from the overall level. Each CC PCP is represented by a circle. The symbol size on the graph is proportional to the number of patients, range 10 to 335.

Notes:

2 points:

1. Larger practices perform better
Greater ability to put medical home systems in place (disease registry, patient tracking, disease management programs, electronic records, decision support, provider feedback, access to drugs, etc).

Compare to smaller practices/cottage industries.

2. Systems interventions can improve care for all.


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