Impact of comorbidity type on measures of quality for diabetes care.

  title={Impact of comorbidity type on measures of quality for diabetes care.},
  author={Lechauncy D Woodard and Tracy H Urech and Cassie R Landrum and Degang Wang and Laura A. Petersen},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={49 6},
OBJECTIVE Studies provide conflicting results about the impact of comorbid conditions on the quality of chronic illness care. We assessed the effect of comorbidity type (concordant, discordant, or both) on the receipt of guideline-recommended care among patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN Patients were assigned to 1 of 4 condition groups: diabetes-concordant (hypertension, ischemic heart disease, hyperlipidemia), and/or diabetes-discordant (arthritis, depression, chronic obstructive… CONTINUE READING
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