Kristina Pascuzzi

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OBJECTIVE The epidemic proportions and management complexity of diabetes have prompted efforts to improve clinic throughput and efficiency. One method of system redesign based on the chronic care model is the Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) in which groups of patients (8-20) are seen by a multi-disciplinary team in a 1-2 h appointment. Evaluation of the(More)
Polypharmacy is highly prevalent in the elderly due to an increased number of co-morbid disease states that accompany aging. Hypertension is one common disease that can be challenging to treat in the elderly due to the body's physiologic changes, potential risks for side effects, medication interactions, and decreased medication adherence. A thorough(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact on glycemic control (A1c, %) in a primary care urban Veterans Affairs (VA) shared medical appointments (SMAs). DATA SOURCES A retrospective pretest/posttest study included all patients who had attended ≥1 SMA from 4/06 to 12/10. A1cs 810 days pre- and postinitial SMA were obtained from 90-day time periods. A1c levels were(More)
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