Diabetes monitoring tools

Stratifying patients with diabetes into clinically relevant groups by combination of chronic conditions

Stratifying patients with diabetes into clinically relevant groups by combination of chronic conditions

Dr. Elizabeth Magnan et al. looked at combinations of chronic conditions among patients with diabetes to examine their relationships with diabetes quality metrics. They analyzed 12 conditions concordant with diabetes care to define classes based on co-occurrence: severe cardiac, cardiac, noncardiac vascular, risk factors, and no concordant comorbidities. Patients had distinct quality metric achievement by condition class, and patients in less sever chronic condition classes were less likely to achieve diabetes metrics.

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