Maria C.E. Rossi

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OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of diabetes care and implement benchmarking activities at the national level. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 86 clinics participated, all using electronic medical records. Quality indicators were identified, and software was developed, enabling the extraction of the information needed for quality-of-care profiling.(More)
OBJECTIVE Widespread use of carbohydrate counting is limited by its complex education. In this study we compared a Diabetes Interactive Diary (DID) with standard carbohydrate counting in terms of metabolic and weight control, time required for education, quality of life, and treatment satisfaction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adults with type 1 diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE The QUASAR (Quality Assessment Score and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Italian Diabetes Patients) study aimed to assess whether a quality-of-care summary score predicted the development of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 67 diabetes clinics, data on randomly selected patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate correlates of high diabetes-related distress (HD) among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS The study involved a sample of patients with T2DM who filled in the Problem Areas in Diabetes questionnaire (PAID-5); a score ≥ 40 indicates HD. Additional instruments included: SF12 health survey (SF12), Well-Being Index(More)
BACKGROUND In the context of the DAWN-2 initiatives, the BENCH-D Study aims to test a model of regional benchmarking to improve not only the quality of diabetes care, but also patient-centred outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN As part of the AMD-Annals quality improvement program, 32 diabetes clinics in 4 Italian regions extracted clinical data from electronic(More)
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