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MedStar Diabetes Pathway Chart Reviews (MDP phase 2)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03442595
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2018 by Michelle F. Magee, Medstar Health Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 22, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michelle F. Magee, Medstar Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The MedStar Diabetes Pathway (MDP) is transitioning into a clinical program offered at various MedStar sites. The MDP clinical team is reviewing the data collected during the pilot to improve the program and adapt it to various clinical settings in order to better serve the target patient population. It is imperative to continue reviewing patient clinical outcomes as the program expands in order to insure continuous quality improvement of the program. This will be achieved through chart reviews of patients receiving diabetes care via the MDP and comparison with patients received diabetes standard of care through their primary care physician.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Type2 Diabetes Mellitus Other: Intensive diabetes education and medication management

Detailed Description:

The MedStar Diabetes Pathway (MDP) early pilot program has generated evidence that an innovative technology-enabled "Boot Camp" approach to the delivery of diabetes survival skills education and medication management has a significant impact on glycemic control and healthcare utilization measures. The MDP is a 12 week Diabetes "Boot Camp" technology-enabled intervention which will offer learner-centered survival skills self-management education (DSSE) and algorithm-driven diabetes medications (DM) titration by Endocrinologist-supervised Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), NPs and PharmDs. The program has been offered at 5 MedStar Medical Group (MMG) Primary Care Practices from November 2014 to February 2016 to high risk adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes who have a hemoglobin A1C (A1C) level -a marker of average blood glucose (BG) levels in the 2-3 months prior to the time the test is done- which is at or above 9% - considered to be poor control, and 1 or more additional risk factors for poor health outcomes. The program has been well received by MedStar Primary Care Providers and their diabetes patients. Patients that participated in the MDP achieved significantly higher A1C reduction and decreased risk risk for acute care utilization then matched controls that received standard of care. The pilot evidence demonstrated a significant impact on glycemic control and healthcare utilization measures as the result of a concise, focused DM education and medication management intervention. Building on the success of the MDP Phase 1.0 pilot, the next steps in expanding the program will be as follows:

  • Transition of the Pathway from early feasibility pilot to the next phase as an expanded pilot program integrated within the MedStar Health System care delivery network and built upon a sustainable infrastructure across early adopter MMG practice sites.
  • Expand recruitment to include high risk patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, including those with a new diagnosis and A1C >9%, who have MedStar Emergency Department and/or Inpatient encounters
  • Spread to additional targeted MedStar Primary Care Practices and/or to MedStar Managed Care Plan participants.

Chart reviews and data collection during the expansion phase will be essential to guide the process and allow rapid cycle adjustments to maximize the impact of the program and utilization of resources for the benefit of our patients.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Expanded MedStar Diabetes Pathway Ongoing Chart Review Protocol
Actual Study Start Date : July 1, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2018

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus that participate in the MedStar Diabetes Pathway
Other: Intensive diabetes education and medication management
Patients receive intensive knowledge based diabetes education and algorithm driven medication management over a period of 12 weeks.

Matched controls
patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes that match the cases on 5 criteria and received standard of care diabetes management with a MedStar provider

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. A1C [ Time Frame: 12-16 weeks ]
    Change in Hemoglobin A1C from baseline

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ED utilization [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 12 weeks ]
    Number of visits to the ED from baseline

  2. Hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 12 weeks ]
    Numbers of hospitalizations from baseline

  3. ED and hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 12 weeks ]
    Number of ED visits and hospitalizations combined from baseline

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, A1C equal or higher than 9%, active patient of medstar health provider, english speaking, willing and able to participate in the program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A1C less than 9%, severe illness that precludes participation such severe congestive heart failure or COPD, advanced kidney disease, recent acute illness such as heart attack or stroke in the past 30 days, active cancer, severe mental illness, high dose steroid, other types of diabetes, pregnant or lactating.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03442595

Sponsors and Collaborators
Medstar Health Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Michelle F Magee, MD Medstar Health Research Institute

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Responsible Party: Michelle F. Magee, Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute, Medstar Health Research Institute Identifier: NCT03442595    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-143
First Posted: February 22, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 22, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases