A recent study by Dr. Heather Johnson et al. found that only 34% of 18-39 year old adults with hypertension started antihypertensive medications or achieved blood pressure control within a mean follow-up period of 20 months.
In research recently presented by Dr. Christie Bartels et al. at the American College of Rheumatology 2013 Annual Meeting, uncontrolled blood pressure was addressed in less than 1 of 3 rheumatology visits even when blood pressure exceeded 160/100 mmHg, despite the fact that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have increased cardiovascular risk.
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In a recent study by Dr. Christine Everett et al. published in a Health Affairs special issue on redesigning the healthcare workforce, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) caring for patients with diabetes as part of a team with a physician had equivalent or better outcomes than patients cared for by physicians only.
The Health Innovation Program (HIP) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) partnered to present the July WCHQ Assembly meeting. The Assembly featured presentations and discussion about diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.