Leonard M Pogach

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Patient complexity in quality comparisons for glycemic control: An observational study
    Monika M Safford
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness at Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Implement Sci 4:2. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring progress toward achieving hemoglobin A1c goals in diabetes care: pass/fail or partial credit
    Leonard Pogach
    HSR Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange 07018, USA
    JAMA 297:520-3. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Should mitigating comorbidities be considered in assessing healthcare plan performance in achieving optimal glycemic control?
    Leonard M Pogach
    Health Services Research and Development Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Ave, E Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:133-40. 2007
  4. pmc Hidden complexities in assessment of glycemic outcomes: are quality rankings aligned with treatment?
    Leonard M Pogach
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2133-9. 2010
  5. pmc Does diabetes care differ by type of chronic comorbidity?: An evaluation of the Piette and Kerr framework
    Sri Ram Pentakota
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1285-92. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Mental illness and substance use disorders among women veterans with diabetes
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Health Care Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:446-56. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes complications among veterans with spinal cord injury
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1448-53. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Expenditures in mental illness and substance use disorders among veteran clinic users with diabetes
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:290-303. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Individualized, non-age-based glycemic control in elderly veterans with diabetes
    Drew A Helmer
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:728-31. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of weighted performance measurement and dichotomous thresholds for glycemic control in the Veterans Health Administration
    Leonard M Pogach
    New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:241-6. 2006

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Publications59

  1. pmc Patient complexity in quality comparisons for glycemic control: An observational study
    Monika M Safford
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness at Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Implement Sci 4:2. 2009
    ..Current performance measures of glycemic control may not be reliably identifying quality problems, and tying reimbursements to such measures may compromise the care of complex patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring progress toward achieving hemoglobin A1c goals in diabetes care: pass/fail or partial credit
    Leonard Pogach
    HSR Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange 07018, USA
    JAMA 297:520-3. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Should mitigating comorbidities be considered in assessing healthcare plan performance in achieving optimal glycemic control?
    Leonard M Pogach
    Health Services Research and Development Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Ave, E Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:133-40. 2007
    ..Whether a public reporting measure for glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) of less than 7% should apply to all persons with diabetes mellitus is a matter of ongoing controversy...
  4. pmc Hidden complexities in assessment of glycemic outcomes: are quality rankings aligned with treatment?
    Leonard M Pogach
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2133-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate facility rankings in achieving <7% A1C levels based on the complexity of glycemic treatment regimens using threshold and continuous measures...
  5. pmc Does diabetes care differ by type of chronic comorbidity?: An evaluation of the Piette and Kerr framework
    Sri Ram Pentakota
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1285-92. 2012
    ..To evaluate the relationship between diabetes care and types of comorbidity, classified by the degree to which their treatment is concordant with that for diabetes...
  6. doi request reprint Mental illness and substance use disorders among women veterans with diabetes
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Health Care Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:446-56. 2009
    ..We sought to estimate the prevalence of mental illness (MI) and substance use disorders (SUD) and determine the predictors of MI/SUD categories among veteran women with diabetes...
  7. doi request reprint Risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes complications among veterans with spinal cord injury
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1448-53. 2008
    ..To compare the rates of diabetes and macrovascular conditions in veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to examine variations by patient-level demographic, socioeconomic, access, and health status factors...
  8. doi request reprint Expenditures in mental illness and substance use disorders among veteran clinic users with diabetes
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:290-303. 2008
    ..These findings reinforce the need to target groups with multiple comorbidities specifically those with serious mental illnesses and alcohol/drug use for interventions to reduce health-care expenditures...
  9. doi request reprint Individualized, non-age-based glycemic control in elderly veterans with diabetes
    Drew A Helmer
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:728-31. 2008
    ..To examine the role of age and endocrinology care in glycemic testing and control in elderly veterans with diabetes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of weighted performance measurement and dichotomous thresholds for glycemic control in the Veterans Health Administration
    Leonard M Pogach
    New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:241-6. 2006
    ..Quality measures of glycemic control using threshold values do not assess incremental quality improvement. We compared health care system performance using weighted continuous versus dichotomous measures for glycemic control...
  11. ncbi request reprint Summary measures of quality of diabetes care: comparison of continuous weighted performance measurement and dichotomous thresholds
    David Aron
    VA HSR and D Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:29-36. 2007
    ..Therefore, a common metric is necessary to weight measures appropriately...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of self-reported patient characteristics upon assessment of glycemic control in the Veterans Health Administration
    Miriam Maney
    VA HSR and D Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:245-51. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article was to evaluate the impact of self-reported patient factors on quality assessment of Veterans Health Administration medical centers in achieving glycemic control...
  13. pmc Diabetes care among veteran women with disability
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge and Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:361-71. 2006
    ..The primary objective of this study was to analyze predictors of diabetes care consistent with performance standards among women Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinic users with disability enrollment status...
  14. ncbi request reprint Applying diabetes-related Prevention Quality Indicators to a national cohort of veterans with diabetes
    Drew A Helmer
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:3017-23. 2003
    ..We identified patient-level characteristics associated with hospitalization for metabolic decompensation, developed a risk-adjustment model for the measures, and compared regional network performance using these PQIs...
  15. pmc Initial nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations among veterans with diabetes
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    HSR and D Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 44:779-87. 2006
    ..We sought to identify initial nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations (ILEAs) and compare rates of ILEAs with different coding algorithms and varying lengths of observation period prior (look-back) to the first observed amputation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of oral antihyperglycemic therapy on all-cause mortality among patients with diabetes in the Veterans Health Administration
    Kristijan H Kahler
    Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1689-93. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Association between self-monitoring of blood glucose and diet among minority patients with diabetes
    Lisa M McAndrew
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center and REAP Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange 07018, USA
    J Diabetes 3:147-52. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether SMBG can motivate adherence to dietary recommendations. We predicted that participants who used more SMBG would also report lower fat and greater fruit and vegetable consumption...
  18. ncbi request reprint Chronic illness with complexities: mental illness and substance use among Veteran clinic users with diabetes
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Health Care Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:807-21. 2007
    ..Create a taxonomy and examine the predictors of the often co-occurring conditions of substance use disorders and mental illness in veterans with diabetes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of administrative data to risk adjust amputation rates in a national cohort of medicare-enrolled veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledgement Management, DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Med Care 43:88-92. 2005
    ..A reduction in diabetes-related lower extremity amputations is a national health care priority...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dual-system utilization affects regional variation in prevention quality indicators: the case of amputations among veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:886-92. 2004
    ..To determine the impact of dual-system utilization by veterans on regional variation in lower-extremity amputation rates...
  21. ncbi request reprint The association between mental health functioning and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:537-46. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between mental health functioning and lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in veterans with diabetes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Department of Veterans Affairs-Medicare dual beneficiaries with stroke: where do they get care?
    Yujing Shen
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA East Orange Medical Center, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:43-51. 2008
    ..The high rates of dual-system use highlight the need for care coordination across systems to address issues of care duplication and continuity...
  23. doi request reprint Can ambulatory care prevent hospitalization for metabolic decompensation?
    Drew A Helmer
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 46:148-57. 2008
    ..Metabolic decompensations (MD) are hospitalizations considered preventable with appropriate ambulatory care. We tested for associations between diabetes care and MD...
  24. pmc Specialists versus generalists in the era of pay for performance: "a plague o' both your houses!"
    David Aron
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:3-5. 2007
  25. pmc Trends in initial lower extremity amputation rates among Veterans Health Administration health care System users from 2000 to 2004
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1157-63. 2011
    ..To evaluate temporal trends in rates of initial lower extremity amputation (ILEA) among patients with diabetes in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  26. doi request reprint Survival benefit of nephrologic care in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:55-62. 2008
    ..The association of nephrologic care and survival in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease is unknown...
  27. pmc Chronic illness with complexity: implications for performance measurement of optimal glycemic control
    Pramod Meduru
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Ave 129, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:408-18. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between chronic illness with complexity (CIC) and optimal glycemic control...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of regional variation in total, major, and minor amputation rates in a national health-care system
    Chin Lin Tseng
    DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:368-76. 2007
    ..Health-care systems need actionable information on amputation rates in order to improve foot-care delivery...
  29. doi request reprint Opting out of an integrated healthcare system: dual-system use is associated with poorer glycemic control in veterans with diabetes
    Drew Helmer
    VA New Jersey Health Care System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ, USA
    Prim Care Diabetes 2:73-80. 2008
    ..To test for an association between quality of care and patient choice to obtain care outside an integrated healthcare delivery system...
  30. doi request reprint Obesity and expenditures among elderly Veterans Health Administration users with diabetes
    Yujing Shen
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Popul Health Manag 12:255-64. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to examine the causes of high cost among normal weight patients with diabetes to better understand resource needs and to improve resource allocations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Advancing evidence-based care for diabetes: lessons from the Veterans Health Administration
    Joel Kupersmith
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w156-68. 2007
    ..Off-the-shelf" technology is unlikely to generate similar benefits if these attributes are not in place...
  32. ncbi request reprint Disparities in use of lipid-lowering medications among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Monika Safford
    New Jersey Veterans Health Administration Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:922-8. 2003
    ..Physicians may underrecognize the excess cardiovascular risk conferred by diabetes alone, without a recent cardiovascular event. Other disparities in the receipt of lipid-lowering medications (LLMs) may exist...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of policies and performance measurement on development of organizational coordinating strategies for chronic care delivery
    Leonard Pogach
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:171-80. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Seasonal patterns in monthly hemoglobin A1c values
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Health Care Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, 385 Tremont Avenue 129, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:565-74. 2005
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  35. ncbi request reprint Diabetes healthcare quality report cards: how accurate are the grades?
    Leonard Pogach
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:797-804. 2005
    ..To evaluate the accuracy and precision of random sampling in identifying healthcare system outliers in diabetes performance measures...
  36. doi request reprint The impact of self-monitoring of blood glucose on a behavioral weight loss intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes
    Lisa M McAndrew
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, 385 Tremont Ave, 129, East Orange, NJ 07081, USA
    Diabetes Educ 39:397-405. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the association of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) to weight loss and A1C among participants in a behavioral weight loss intervention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Determinants of sustained uncontrolled blood pressure in a national cohort of persons with diabetes
    Jeffrey D Greenberg
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:161-9. 2006
    ..In this study we evaluated the prevalence and determinants of severe, sustained, uncontrolled hypertension in a national cohort of persons with diabetes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Facility variation in utilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
    Anjali Tiwari
    DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:73-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate facility-level variation in prescription rates of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  39. pmc Are there gender differences in diabetes care among elderly Medicare enrolled veterans?
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S47-53. 2006
    ..To examine gender differences in diabetes care process measures and intermediate outcomes among veteran clinic users...
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for diabetes: the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense guidelines initiative
    Leonard M Pogach
    VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B82-9. 2004
    ..To describe the Veterans Affairs (VA)/Department of Defense (DoD) Clinical Practice Guidelines for diabetes and contrast selected recommendations with those of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Short-term statin exposure is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in persons with diabetes
    Quanwu Zhang
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Med Care 45:308-14. 2007
    ..The survival benefit of statins in nontrial populations of persons with diabetes is unknown...
  42. doi request reprint Decomposing gender differences in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol among veterans with or at risk for cardiovascular illness
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e201-8. 2012
    ..To measure the extent to which gender differences in poor lipid control among individuals at risk for cardiovascular diseases could be explained by patient-level characteristics...
  43. ncbi request reprint Personal and treatment factors associated with foot self-care among veterans with diabetes
    Mark V Johnston
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:227-38. 2006
    ..001), and provision of greater basic and extended education (beta = 0.16, p < 0.004, and beta = 0.15, p < 0.007). The survey subscales can now be used for evaluating foot care and education needs for persons with high-risk feet...
  44. ncbi request reprint Alteration of cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate signaling in rat testicular cells after spinal cord injury
    Hosea F S Huang
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:69-78. 2003
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  45. doi request reprint Guideline-consistent antidepressant treatment patterns among veterans with diabetes and major depressive disorder
    Anjali Tiwari
    Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, New Jersey Health Care System, Department of Veteran Affairs VA, East Orange, NewJersey 07018, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1139-47. 2008
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  46. ncbi request reprint Diabetes process and outcome measures in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Clark T Sawin
    Office of the Medical Inspector, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D C, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B90-4. 2004
    ..To evaluate performance of process and outcome measures in the care of patients with diabetes seen in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
  47. ncbi request reprint Differential adoption of pharmacotherapy recommendations for type 2 diabetes by generalists and specialists
    Mary Jo Pugh
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:178-200. 2003
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  48. ncbi request reprint Diabetes in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Gayle E Reiber
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B1-2. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Who has diabetes? Best estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Department of Veterans Affairs based on computerized patient data
    Donald R Miller
    Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B10-21. 2004
    ..To optimize methods for identifying patients with diabetes based on computerized records and to obtain best estimates of diabetes prevalence in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy costs and glycemic control in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ruth S Weinstock
    VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York, Syracuse, New York, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B74-81. 2004
    ..To determine pharmacy costs for glycemic treatment and its relationship to glycemic control in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) between 1994 and 2000...
  51. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
    ..Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases are used extensively to study racial/ethnic disparities; however, these databases may not capture all care received by VHA patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use and counseling about aspirin among patients with diabetes
    Sarah L Krein
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113
    Diabetes Care 25:965-70. 2002
    ..This study examines current physician practices and the use of aspirin therapy by individuals with diabetes...
  53. pmc Developing a quality measure for clinical inertia in diabetes care
    Dan R Berlowitz
    ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1836-53. 2005
    ..To develop a valid quality measure that captures clinical inertia, the failure to initiate or intensify therapy in response to medical need, in diabetes care and to link this process measure with outcomes of glycemic control...
  54. ncbi request reprint One size does not fit all: the need for a continuous measure for glycemic control in diabetes
    David C Aron
    Center for Quality Improvement Research, Louis Stoker Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:636-43. 2007
    ..CONCLUSIONS: A continuous measure of A1C can better capture than a dichotomous measure the complexity of glycemic control at a population level...
  55. ncbi request reprint Preventive foot care in people with diabetes
    Jennifer A Mayfield
    Diabetes Care 26:S78-9. 2003
  56. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths attributable to diabetes
    Louise B Russell
    Institute for Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1611-7. 2005
    ..To estimate all-cause hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths attributable to diabetes using a new methodology based on longitudinal data for a representative sample of older U.S. adults...
  57. ncbi request reprint Improving the outcomes of metabolic conditions: managing momentum to overcome clinical inertia
    Jonathan B Perlin
    Ann Intern Med 144:525-7. 2006
  58. ncbi request reprint Preventive foot care in diabetes
    Jennifer A Mayfield
    Diabetes Care 27:S63-4. 2004
  59. ncbi request reprint "Doctor, how certain are we that this diabetes medication is best for me?"
    Leonard M Pogach
    Ann Intern Med 147:428-30. 2007