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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Clinical Care Failures

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ADA Guideline Compliance
Measure blood pressure at every routine diabetes visit. 64.22%
Test for lipid disorders at least annually and more often if needed to achieve goals. 57.86%
Visual foot exam at every routine visit, comprehensive foot examination annually 44.92%
Test for microalbuminuria in all type 2 diabetic patients at least annually and during pregnancy. 23.62%
Dilated and comprehensive eye exam at diagnosis of Type 2 and annually. 14.21%

McGlynn, et al: The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States: Appendix. RAND, July 2004


But the bad news is...

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