Trends in the Care and Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries with Type 2 Diabetes, 2002-2011.

@article{Hyland2016TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the Care and Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries with Type 2 Diabetes, 2002-2011.},
  author={Kristen A Hyland and Melissa A. Greiner and Laura Goettinger Qualls and Robert M. Califf and Adrian F. Hernandez and Lesley H. Curtis},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={920-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To summarize characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes and to describe changing trends in care and outcomes. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of a nationally representative 5% sample of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older with prevalent type 2 diabetes, between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2011. The main outcome measures were diabetes-related screening tests, mortality, hospital admissions, dialysis, and lower… CONTINUE READING