Glycemic and lipid control among patients with diabetes at six U.S. public hospitals.

@article{Chew2008GlycemicAL,
  title={Glycemic and lipid control among patients with diabetes at six U.S. public hospitals.},
  author={Lisa D. Chew and Dean Schillinger and Charles C. Maynard and Daniel S. Lessler},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          1060-75
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Public hospital systems share a mission to provide access to healthcare regardless of ability to pay. While public hospital systems care for large numbers of socioeconomically vulnerable and ethnically diverse populations who have diabetes, little is known about the quality of diabetes care provided in these sites. METHODS We assessed the measurement and control of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and lipids (LDL) in a sample of patients with diabetes with > or =2 outpatient visits per year… CONTINUE READING
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