Treatment of cardiac risk factors among patients with schizophrenia and diabetes.

@article{Weiss2006TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of cardiac risk factors among patients with schizophrenia and diabetes.},
  author={Anthony P. Weiss and David C Henderson and Jeffrey Weilburg and Donald C. Goff and James B. Meigs and Enrico Cagliero and Richard W. Grant},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={1145-52}
}
OBJECTIVE The appropriateness and effectiveness of the outpatient medical management of cardiac risk factors for patients with diabetes who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia or a related psychotic syndrome were examined. METHODS In a cross-sectional analysis of 4,236 patients with diabetes, ICD-9 billing codes were used to identify 214 patients with schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related syndrome. Measures of treatment appropriateness and effectiveness for the management of cardiac risk… CONTINUE READING