Continuous Quality Improvement for Diabetes

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00838825
First received: February 5, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare health care delivery outcomes and costs achieved by two different approaches to health care delivery. The investigators will compare health outcomes for groups of adult patents with diabetes. One group will be managed by our traditional approach to diabetes care. The second group's care delivery is structured according to a design consistent with the Chronic Care Model (CCM).


Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes
Other: introduction of the chronic care model
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Continuous Quality Improvement for Diabetes: Unique Care Delivery Design's Effect on Quality of Care and Utilization of Resources

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • resource utilization [ Time Frame: baseline compared to 2 years intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • compliance with process measures [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • metabolic outcome [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: traditional
The traditional arm is composed of primary care physicians who continue the health care delivery model existing for the 5 years prior to the study. The traditional includes the physician, a pool of resources including random assignment of diabetic educators and includes the entire panel of patients assigned to the PCP.
Other: introduction of the chronic care model
The care management team is organized according to the chronic care model for health care delivery. They are supported by an information registry for diabetes, receive instruction in self-management, have redesigned their work flow to include delegation of functions to care managers who follow specific guidelines and protocols for managing diabetes
Other Names:
  • care manager
  • chronic care model
  • health care delivery
  • self-management
  • registry
Experimental: care management
The care management group is composed of primary care physicians who have been assigned a specific physician extender, the care manager, and an additional medical assistant and form a care manager team working together with registry support, team meetings and instruction in self-management and includes the entire panel of patients assigned to the PCP.
Other: introduction of the chronic care model
The care management team is organized according to the chronic care model for health care delivery. They are supported by an information registry for diabetes, receive instruction in self-management, have redesigned their work flow to include delegation of functions to care managers who follow specific guidelines and protocols for managing diabetes
Other Names:
  • care manager
  • chronic care model
  • health care delivery
  • self-management
  • registry

Detailed Description:

The study is comparing the effect of an intervention targeting a subset of the diabetic patients within a primary care practice on the resource utilization of resources and disease outcomes on the entire population of patients with diabetes in that practice. The effect will also be compared across the entire panel of patients assigned to the physicians in the 2 arms of the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary care physicians practicing in a designated site with > 200 patients assigned to their panel who have been diagnosed with diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to give informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00838825

Sponsors and Collaborators
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patrick J Kearns, MD Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Patrick Kearns, MD, Director, Chronic Care Managament, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00838825     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCVMC 2/8/08-10
Study First Received: February 5, 2009
Last Updated: February 5, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System:
diabetes
chronic care management
resource utilization
outcome
glycohemoglobin
hospitalization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

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