Variation in antidiabetic medication intensity among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Stuart2007VariationIA,
  title={Variation in antidiabetic medication intensity among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Bruce C. Stuart and Thomas J Shaffer and Linda J Simoni-Wastila and Ilene H. Zuckerman and Charlene Connolly Quinn},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={195-208}
}
BACKGROUND Recent guidelines for treating older patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and significant disease burden place less emphasis on glycemic control and stress the potential harms that may arise from adherence to strict regimens with antidiabetic medications. However, there are few empirical benchmarks against which clinicians can compare their prescribing practices for patients who have DM and varying levels of comorbidity. OBJECTIVE The current study had 2 goals: (1) to provide… CONTINUE READING