Use of chronic care model elements is associated with higher-quality care for diabetes.


PURPOSE In 30 small, independent primary care practices, we examined the association between clinician-reported use of elements of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) and diabetic patients' hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) and lipid levels and self-reported receipt of care. METHODS Ninety clinicians (60 physicians, 17 nurse-practitioners, and 13 physician's assistants… (More)


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